Stone Energy (SGY) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

News articles about Stone Energy (NYSE:SGY) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Stone Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and natural gas company an impact score of 46.3188942998971 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on SGY. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Stone Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, March 22nd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Stone Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.38.

SGY traded up $35.49 on Thursday, reaching $35.49. 205,500 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 178,893. Stone Energy has a one year low of $16.76 and a one year high of $40.16. The company has a current ratio of 2.96, a quick ratio of 2.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72.

Stone Energy (NYSE:SGY) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, March 12th. The oil and natural gas company reported $0.12 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22 by ($0.10). Stone Energy had a net margin of 9.64% and a return on equity of 9.36%. The company had revenue of $76.33 million for the quarter. equities research analysts predict that Stone Energy will post 3.61 EPS for the current year.

About Stone Energy

Stone Energy Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development, and operation of oil and gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico. As of December 31, 2017, it had an estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves of approximately 32.5 million barrels of oil equivalent.

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