Pacific Ethanol (PEIX) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.18

Media headlines about Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pacific Ethanol earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.0301739744475 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on PEIX shares. HC Wainwright set a $14.00 price objective on Pacific Ethanol and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Cowen and Company set a $13.00 price objective on Pacific Ethanol and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, July 29th. Zacks Investment Research raised Pacific Ethanol from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Pacific Ethanol from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.00.

Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX) traded down $0.05 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $4.65. The stock had a trading volume of 160,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 374,015. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56, a current ratio of 2.30 and a quick ratio of 1.53. Pacific Ethanol has a 12 month low of $4.15 and a 12 month high of $10.95.

Pacific Ethanol (NASDAQ:PEIX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The oil and gas company reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.10) by $0.09. The company had revenue of $445.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $434.57 million. Pacific Ethanol had a negative return on equity of 2.13% and a negative net margin of 0.51%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.09) EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Pacific Ethanol will post -0.53 earnings per share for the current year.

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Pacific Ethanol Company Profile

Pacific Ethanol, Inc (Pacific Ethanol) is a marketer and producer of low-carbon renewable fuels in the Western United States. Pacific Ethanol markets all the ethanol produced by four ethanol production facilities located in California, Idaho and Oregon, or the Pacific Ethanol Plants, all the ethanol produced by three other ethanol producers in the Western United States and ethanol purchased from other third-party suppliers throughout the United States.

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