Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect EP Energy Corporation (NYSE:EPE) Stock Price

Media headlines about EP Energy Corporation (NYSE:EPE) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. EP Energy Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the energy producer an impact score of 45.402782363986 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.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $7.00 price objective on shares of EP Energy Corporation and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 17th. Scotiabank lowered shares of EP Energy Corporation from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and lowered their price objective for the stock from $4.00 to $3.00 in a research note on Thursday, June 29th. ValuEngine raised shares of EP Energy Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Citigroup Inc. lowered shares of EP Energy Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and lowered their price objective for the stock from $4.00 to $3.00 in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of EP Energy Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $4.27.

EP Energy Corporation (NYSE:EPE) traded up 3.81% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $3.27. 453,647 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. EP Energy Corporation has a one year low of $3.13 and a one year high of $7.49. The stock’s market cap is $833.85 million. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $3.44 and its 200-day moving average price is $4.25.

EP Energy Corporation (NYSE:EPE) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The energy producer reported ($0.10) EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $296 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $275.99 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.21 earnings per share.

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EP Energy Corporation Company Profile

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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