Media stories about Penn Virginia (NASDAQ:PVAC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Penn Virginia earned a coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 47.0481030376008 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.
PVAC has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Penn Virginia from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. BidaskClub raised Penn Virginia from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. SunTrust Banks initiated coverage on Penn Virginia in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th. They set a “buy” rating and a $50.00 price target for the company. Finally, Northland Securities set a $57.00 price target on Penn Virginia and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, December 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Penn Virginia has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $54.75.
Penn Virginia (PVAC) traded up $0.31 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $37.53. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 156,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 118,270. The stock has a market cap of $558.46, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.50 and a beta of 1.19. Penn Virginia has a twelve month low of $31.00 and a twelve month high of $50.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 0.85 and a quick ratio of 0.85.
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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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