Newfield Exploration (NFX) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of 0.25

Headlines about Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Newfield Exploration earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the energy company an impact score of 48.6434680844271 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Newfield Exploration (NYSE NFX) traded up $0.15 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $34.75. The company had a trading volume of 2,046,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,735,211. The company has a current ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 1.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.87. Newfield Exploration has a twelve month low of $24.41 and a twelve month high of $43.74. The stock has a market capitalization of $6,940.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.09, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.40 and a beta of 1.45.

Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The energy company reported $0.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $439.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $419.75 million. Newfield Exploration had a return on equity of 35.28% and a net margin of 20.62%. Newfield Exploration’s quarterly revenue was up 12.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.45 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Newfield Exploration will post 2.14 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on NFX shares. Scotiabank restated a “buy” rating and issued a $38.00 target price on shares of Newfield Exploration in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Williams Capital set a $46.00 target price on Newfield Exploration and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. SunTrust Banks set a $37.00 target price on Newfield Exploration and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. BMO Capital Markets set a $34.00 target price on Newfield Exploration and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $37.00 target price on Newfield Exploration and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, fifteen have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Newfield Exploration currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $39.05.

In other Newfield Exploration news, Director Juanita F. Romans sold 3,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.02, for a total transaction of $105,070.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 39,034 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,171,800.68. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CEO Lee K. Boothby sold 12,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.84, for a total transaction of $382,080.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 223,235 shares in the company, valued at $7,107,802.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 39,500 shares of company stock worth $1,243,150 over the last three months. Company insiders own 0.54% of the company’s stock.

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Newfield Exploration Company Profile

Newfield Exploration Company is an independent exploration and production company. It is engaged in the exploration, development and production of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. Its operating segments are the United States and China. Its the United States operations are onshore and focus primarily on large scale, liquids resource plays.

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