Sanchez Energy (SN) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Headlines about Sanchez Energy (NYSE:SN) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sanchez Energy earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the energy producer an impact score of 45.3884510728834 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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NYSE SN traded down $0.08 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $3.66. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,313,773 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,372,267. Sanchez Energy has a twelve month low of $2.78 and a twelve month high of $8.57. The company has a current ratio of 0.76, a quick ratio of 0.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -4.12. The company has a market cap of $311.36, a P/E ratio of -11.44 and a beta of 1.74.



Sanchez Energy (NYSE:SN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 26th. The energy producer reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.13. The business had revenue of $246.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $229.20 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.16 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 95.7% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Sanchez Energy will post 1.19 EPS for the current year.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus set a $3.00 price objective on shares of Sanchez Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 28th. Piper Jaffray set a $4.00 price objective on shares of Sanchez Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 14th. Northland Securities downgraded shares of Sanchez Energy from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $20.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $4.00 price objective on shares of Sanchez Energy in a research report on Monday, February 26th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Sanchez Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Sanchez Energy has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $7.39.

In other Sanchez Energy news, insider Antonio R. Sanchez, Jr. sold 72,307 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, February 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $3.38, for a total transaction of $244,397.66. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 1,969,498 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,656,903.24. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Chairman Antonio R. Sanchez, Jr. sold 19,618 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $2.98, for a total value of $58,461.64. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 1,826,190 shares in the company, valued at $5,442,046.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 112,949 shares of company stock valued at $365,511. 14.70% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About Sanchez Energy

Sanchez Energy Corporation, an independent exploration and production company, focuses on the acquisition and development of U.S. onshore unconventional oil and natural gas resources. It engages in the horizontal development of resources from the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. It also holds an undeveloped acreage position in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) in Mississippi and Louisiana.

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