Comstock Resources (CRK) Receives News Impact Rating of 0.18

News coverage about Comstock Resources (NYSE:CRK) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Comstock Resources earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 45.679377875542 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on CRK. Capital One Financial Corporation restated an “underweight” rating on shares of Comstock Resources in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Comstock Resources from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $12.00 target price on Comstock Resources and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Comstock Resources from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.21.

Comstock Resources (NYSE CRK) traded up 2.59% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $6.34. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 114,091 shares. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $6.50 and its 200-day moving average price is $7.63. The stock’s market cap is $98.13 million. Comstock Resources has a one year low of $5.52 and a one year high of $13.42.

Comstock Resources (NYSE:CRK) last posted its earnings results on Monday, August 7th. The oil and gas producer reported ($1.07) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($1.67) by $0.60. The firm had revenue of $61.47 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $63.93 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.41 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that Comstock Resources will post ($4.87) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Comstock Resources Company Profile

Comstock Resources, Inc is an energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas in the United States. The Company operates in the segment of exploration and production of oil and natural gas. The Company’s oil and gas operations are concentrated in Texas and Louisiana.

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