Pengrowth Energy (PGH) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows

Press coverage about Pengrowth Energy (NYSE:PGH) (TSE:PGF) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pengrowth Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 44.4914230885942 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of PGH stock traded down $0.02 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $0.73. 293,287 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 398,882. The company has a market capitalization of $402.70, a P/E ratio of -0.70 and a beta of 2.21. Pengrowth Energy has a 12 month low of $0.54 and a 12 month high of $1.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76, a quick ratio of 0.62 and a current ratio of 0.62.

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Pengrowth Energy (NYSE:PGH) (TSE:PGF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The oil and gas company reported ($0.32) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The business had revenue of $102.75 million for the quarter. Pengrowth Energy had a negative net margin of 130.16% and a negative return on equity of 68.32%. sell-side analysts forecast that Pengrowth Energy will post -0.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

PGH has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Pengrowth Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Canaccord Genuity raised shares of Pengrowth Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $1.00.

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About Pengrowth Energy

Pengrowth Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas assets in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Nova Scotia provinces in Canada. The company explores for crude oil, bitumen, natural gas, shale gas, and natural gas liquids.

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