Petroquest Energy (PQ) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds

Press coverage about Petroquest Energy (NYSE:PQ) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. Petroquest Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the energy company an impact score of 46.2181859971306 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Petroquest Energy (NYSE PQ) traded up 1.94% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $2.10. 70,334 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock’s market cap is $44.64 million. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $1.91 and a 200-day moving average price of $2.28. Petroquest Energy has a one year low of $1.66 and a one year high of $4.75.

Petroquest Energy (NYSE:PQ) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The energy company reported ($0.16) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.21) by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $24.25 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $23.38 million. Petroquest Energy’s revenue was up 53.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned ($1.38) EPS. On average, analysts predict that Petroquest Energy will post ($0.68) EPS for the current year.

Several analysts recently weighed in on PQ shares. Roth Capital set a $5.00 price objective on shares of Petroquest Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 14th. ValuEngine cut shares of Petroquest Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Capital One Financial Corporation cut shares of Petroquest Energy from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Petroquest Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 24th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities cut shares of Petroquest Energy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price target for the company from $6.00 to $2.00 in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. Petroquest Energy presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $3.88.

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About Petroquest Energy

PetroQuest Energy, Inc is an oil and gas company. The Company is engaged in exploratory, development and acquisition activities. The Company has approximately 30 gross exploratory wells and over 30 gross development wells. The Company has reserves in various areas, including East Texas, Gulf Coast Basin and Oklahoma Woodford.

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