Vertex Energy (VTNR) Receives Media Sentiment Rating of -0.06

News articles about Vertex Energy (NASDAQ:VTNR) have trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vertex Energy earned a news sentiment score of -0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 48.0903003466588 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Vertex Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. ValuEngine raised shares of Vertex Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd.

Shares of Vertex Energy traded up $0.05, hitting $1.04, during trading hours on Friday, according to Marketbeat Ratings. The company had a trading volume of 91,893 shares, compared to its average volume of 80,552. The firm has a market capitalization of $33.19 million, a PE ratio of -2.89 and a beta of 0.89. Vertex Energy has a 12 month low of $0.65 and a 12 month high of $1.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57, a current ratio of 1.25 and a quick ratio of 0.84.

Vertex Energy (NASDAQ:VTNR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 15th. The industrial products company reported ($0.10) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.05) by ($0.05). Vertex Energy had a negative return on equity of 22.70% and a negative net margin of 4.93%. The business had revenue of $41.37 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $38.20 million. analysts predict that Vertex Energy will post -0.19 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

About Vertex Energy

Vertex Energy, Inc, an environmental services company, provides a range of services designed to aggregate, process, and recycle industrial and commercial waste systems in 15 states, primarily in the Gulf Coast, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The company operates in three divisions: Black Oil, Refining and Marketing, and Recovery.

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