EP Energy Corporation (EPE) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds

Headlines about EP Energy Corporation (NYSE:EPE) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EP Energy Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the energy producer an impact score of 47.1746780917937 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 impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of EP Energy Corporation (EPE) traded up $0.02 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $2.73. 490,200 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,037,455. EP Energy Corporation has a 12-month low of $2.23 and a 12-month high of $7.49. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 8.01, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a current ratio of 0.69.

EP Energy Corporation (NYSE:EPE) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The energy producer reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.13) by $0.01. The company had revenue of $219.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $264.90 million. EP Energy Corporation had a negative net margin of 25.44% and a negative return on equity of 8.50%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.10 EPS. equities analysts forecast that EP Energy Corporation will post -0.45 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on EPE. Jefferies Group LLC set a $4.00 target price on shares of EP Energy Corporation and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $3.00 target price on shares of EP Energy Corporation and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Tudor Pickering cut shares of EP Energy Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of EP Energy Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $3.00 price target on shares of EP Energy Corporation and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have issued a hold rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $3.68.

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About EP Energy Corporation

EP Energy Corporation (EP Energy) is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition and development of unconventional onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The Company operates through a base of producing assets. It is involved in the development of its drilling inventory located in three areas: the Eagle Ford Shale (South Texas), the Wolfcamp Shale (Permian Basin in West Texas) and the Altamont Field in the Uinta Basin (Northeastern Utah).

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