Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Matador Resources (MTDR) Stock Price

Headlines about Matador Resources (NYSE:MTDR) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media 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 -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Matador Resources earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the energy company an impact score of 47.0555863187898 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Matador Resources from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 target price on shares of Matador Resources in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their target price on Matador Resources from $29.00 to $30.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Northland Securities set a $33.00 price objective on Matador Resources and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, December 11th. Finally, Deutsche Bank began coverage on Matador Resources in a report on Thursday, February 1st. They issued a “hold” rating and a $37.00 price objective for the company. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $31.81.

Matador Resources (NYSE:MTDR) traded up $0.30 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $28.25. The company had a trading volume of 1,209,805 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,220,000. The company has a market capitalization of $3,060.00, a P/E ratio of 14.34, a PEG ratio of 0.67 and a beta of 1.20. The company has a quick ratio of 0.58, a current ratio of 0.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58. Matador Resources has a fifty-two week low of $20.13 and a fifty-two week high of $33.96.

In other Matador Resources news, Director David M. Posner bought 1,035 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 4th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $28.92 per share, with a total value of $29,932.20. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 6,274 shares in the company, valued at $181,444.08. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 11.90% of the company’s stock.

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About Matador Resources

Matador Resources Company is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas resources in the United States, with an emphasis on oil and natural gas shale and other unconventional plays. The Company’s segments include exploration and production, and midstream.

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