EP Energy (EPE) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Shows

News headlines about EP Energy (NYSE:EPE) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. EP Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the energy producer an impact score of 46.2508896849023 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on EPE. ValuEngine lowered shares of EP Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of EP Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Robert W. Baird started coverage on shares of EP Energy in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $2.00 price objective for the company. Deutsche Bank started coverage on shares of EP Energy in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. They set a “hold” rating and a $2.50 price objective for the company. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $3.00 price objective on shares of EP Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. EP Energy currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $3.20.

EP Energy (NYSE:EPE) traded down $0.14 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $1.73. 656,301 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 793,231. EP Energy has a one year low of $1.54 and a one year high of $5.27. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 8.01, a quick ratio of 0.65 and a current ratio of 0.69. The company has a market cap of $457.70, a price-to-earnings ratio of -1.64 and a beta of 3.96.

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About EP Energy

EP Energy Corporation (EP Energy) is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition and development of unconventional onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The Company operates through a base of producing assets. It is involved in the development of its drilling inventory located in three areas: the Eagle Ford Shale (South Texas), the Wolfcamp Shale (Permian Basin in West Texas) and the Altamont Field in the Uinta Basin (Northeastern Utah).

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