Press coverage about SM Energy (NYSE:SM) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SM Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the energy company an impact score of 47.1210277862044 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- BRIEF-SM Energy Announces Agreement To Sell 112,200 Acre Leasehold In The Powder River Basin For $500 Million (feeds.reuters.com)
- Philippine groups Ayala, Yuchengco to merge education units (asia.nikkei.com)
- Stocks To Watch: SM Energy Sees RS Rating Jump To 83 (finance.yahoo.com)
- OPEC’s Plan for a Production Cut Exit Strategy (finance.yahoo.com)
- Metro Opens First Zero-Energy Store In Austria With Modern-Expo (esmmagazine.com)
Shares of SM Energy (SM) opened at $26.16 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,920.00, a P/E ratio of -7.69 and a beta of 3.02. SM Energy has a 1 year low of $12.29 and a 1 year high of $35.29. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20, a current ratio of 1.53 and a quick ratio of 1.53.
Several research firms recently issued reports on SM. Credit Suisse Group began coverage on SM Energy in a research report on Monday, December 11th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $27.00 price target on the stock. Barclays raised their price target on SM Energy from $20.00 to $21.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded SM Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group restated a “neutral” rating on shares of SM Energy in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Williams Capital raised their price target on SM Energy from $30.00 to $32.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.87.
SM Energy Company Profile
SM Energy Company is an independent energy company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of crude oil and condensate, natural gas and natural gas liquids in onshore North America. It operates in the exploration and production segment of the oil and gas industry within the United States.
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