Headlines about Penn Virginia (NASDAQ:PVAC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Penn Virginia earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.4683450283114 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- Penn Virginia Executive Chairman to Retire, New Board Members Announced (oilandgas360.com)
- Penn Virginia Corporation (PVAC) Reports Retirement of Harry Quarts; Appoints David Geenberg and Michael Hanna to Board (streetinsider.com)
- Houston upstream co.’s executive chairman to retire, board of directors expands (finance.yahoo.com)
- Penn Virginia Co. (PVAC) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
Penn Virginia (NASDAQ PVAC) opened at $46.22 on Monday. Penn Virginia has a 12-month low of $31.00 and a 12-month high of $52.58. The stock has a market capitalization of $693.50 and a P/E ratio of 16.63. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a current ratio of 0.85.
Several research analysts have recently commented on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Penn Virginia from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Penn Virginia from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Northland Securities set a $63.00 target price on Penn Virginia and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, SunTrust Banks assumed coverage on Penn Virginia in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $50.00 target price for the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $52.75.
In related news, insider Harry Quarls acquired 5,000 shares of Penn Virginia stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $34.64 per share, for a total transaction of $173,200.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.
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Penn Virginia Company Profile
Penn Virginia Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the onshore exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in the United States. The company primarily operates wells in the Eagle Ford Shale field in South Texas. It also has operations in the Granite Wash in Oklahoma.
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