Press coverage about EP Energy (NYSE:EPE) has been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing 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. EP Energy earned a news impact score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the energy producer an impact score of 46.7037970372231 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
EPE has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised EP Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $2.50 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday. ValuEngine downgraded EP Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Robert W. Baird began coverage on EP Energy in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $2.00 target price for the company. Jefferies Group restated an “underperform” rating and set a $1.00 price target on shares of EP Energy in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $3.00 price target on EP Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. Nine research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $3.54.
Shares of EP Energy (NYSE EPE) opened at $2.47 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $631.40, a price-to-earnings ratio of -2.31 and a beta of 4.44. EP Energy has a 12-month low of $1.54 and a 12-month high of $6.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 8.01, a current ratio of 0.69 and a quick ratio of 0.65.
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EP Energy Company Profile
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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