Media coverage about Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE:HLX) has trended positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. Helix Energy Solutions Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.34 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.6483796489272 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- Energy Sector Update for 03/14/2018: RDS.A,RDS.B,EVEP,HLX,SRLP,SU – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (HLX) performed -1.06% – Monthly Negative Move – The Stocks News (press release) (thestocksnews.com)
- Energy Sector Update for 03/14/2018: EVEP, SRLP, SU, HLX – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Helix Announces Pricing of Convertible Senior Notes Offering … – Business Wire (press release) (businesswire.com)
- Helix Energy Solutions Group (HLX) Proposed $125M Offering of New Convertible Senior Notes – StreetInsider.com (streetinsider.com)
HLX has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. ValuEngine cut Helix Energy Solutions Group from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut Helix Energy Solutions Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Cowen reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $9.00 price objective (down from $10.00) on shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $11.00 price objective (down from $14.00) on shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $7.00 target price on Helix Energy Solutions Group and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $8.54.
Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE HLX) traded down $0.48 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $6.05. The stock had a trading volume of 7,235,890 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,306,606. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25, a current ratio of 1.70 and a quick ratio of 1.70. Helix Energy Solutions Group has a 1 year low of $4.82 and a 1 year high of $8.70. The company has a market capitalization of $965.48, a P/E ratio of 28.81 and a beta of 2.54.
Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE:HLX) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 19th. The oil and gas company reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of ($0.01). Helix Energy Solutions Group had a negative return on equity of 1.42% and a net margin of 5.17%. The firm had revenue of $163.27 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $157.65 million. analysts forecast that Helix Energy Solutions Group will post 0.12 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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About Helix Energy Solutions Group
Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc is an international offshore energy services company. The Company provides services to the offshore energy industry, with a focus on well intervention and robotics operations. The Company operates in three segments: Well Intervention, Robotics and Production Facilities.
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