Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Sanchez Energy (SN) Stock Price

News articles about Sanchez Energy (NYSE:SN) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sanchez Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the energy producer an impact score of 44.7197818991532 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Sanchez Energy (NYSE:SN) traded up $0.24 during trading on Friday, reaching $5.84. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 5,531,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,244,438. The company has a quick ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.72. The stock has a market cap of $501.41, a PE ratio of 20.86 and a beta of 1.72. Sanchez Energy has a 1-year low of $3.58 and a 1-year high of $14.39.

SN has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. initiated coverage on Sanchez Energy in a research report on Friday, September 15th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $6.00 price objective (down from $14.00) on shares of Sanchez Energy in a report on Monday, September 18th. Seaport Global Securities raised Sanchez Energy from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $4.50 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $5.00 price objective on Sanchez Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $5.00 price objective on Sanchez Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Sanchez Energy has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.62.

In other Sanchez Energy news, insider Eduardo Augusto Sanchez sold 250,337 shares of Sanchez Energy stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.66, for a total value of $1,166,570.42. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 985,644 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,593,101.04. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Gregory B. Kopel sold 7,960 shares of Sanchez Energy stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $5.61, for a total value of $44,655.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 109,488 shares in the company, valued at $614,227.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 605,022 shares of company stock worth $2,880,942 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 14.70% of the company’s stock.

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About Sanchez Energy

Sanchez Energy Corporation is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is focused on the acquisition and development of the United States onshore unconventional oil and natural gas resources. The Company primarily focuses on the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. The Company also holds an undeveloped acreage position in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) in Mississippi and Louisiana.

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