Smart Sand (SND) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Accern Reports

News coverage about Smart Sand (NASDAQ:SND) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Smart Sand earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 44.8814563311226 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Smart Sand (NASDAQ SND) opened at $10.60 on Friday. Smart Sand has a one year low of $4.81 and a one year high of $21.99. The stock has a market capitalization of $428.17 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.06.

Smart Sand (NASDAQ:SND) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.10 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $39.33 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $33.60 million. Smart Sand had a return on equity of 14.41% and a net margin of 18.67%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 259.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.06 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that Smart Sand will post 0.4 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on SND. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $12.00 price target on shares of Smart Sand and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday. TheStreet upgraded Smart Sand from a “d” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Janney Montgomery Scott cut Smart Sand from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $13.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded Smart Sand from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities started coverage on Smart Sand in a research note on Friday, December 8th. They set a “buy” rating and a $15.00 price objective on the stock. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $13.18.

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About Smart Sand

Smart Sand, Inc is a producer of Northern White raw frac sand, which is a proppant used to enhance hydrocarbon recovery rates in the hydraulic fracturing of oil and natural gas wells. The Company sells its products primarily to oil and natural gas exploration and production companies and oilfield service companies under a combination of long-term take-or-pay contracts and spot sales in the open market.

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