Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect SM Energy (SM) Share Price

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:

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.

SM Energy (NYSE:SM) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The energy company reported ($0.25) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.32) by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $295.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $300.80 million. SM Energy had a negative return on equity of 2.88% and a negative net margin of 25.17%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 16.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned ($0.37) EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that SM Energy will post -1 earnings per share for the current year.

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.

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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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