Stone Energy (SGY) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows

News headlines about Stone Energy (NYSE:SGY) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Stone Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the oil and natural gas company an impact score of 47.1794905718608 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Stone Energy (SGY) opened at $36.49 on Friday. Stone Energy has a 1 year low of $16.76 and a 1 year high of $39.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76, a current ratio of 2.12 and a quick ratio of 2.20.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Stone Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Stone Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. National Securities downgraded shares of Stone Energy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 28th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and set a $3.25 target price on shares of Stone Energy in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.63.

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Stone Energy Company Profile

Stone Energy Corporation is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development and operation of oil and gas properties. The Company operates in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) basin. It has leveraged its operations in the GOM conventional shelf and has its reserve base in the prolific basins of the GOM deep water, Gulf Coast deep gas, and the Marcellus and Utica shales in Appalachia.

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