Crusader Energy Group (JONE) Earns Coverage Optimism Score of 0.03

News coverage about Crusader Energy Group (NYSE:JONE) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news 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. Crusader Energy Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.2569680598691 out of 100, meaning 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 headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

NYSE:JONE traded up $0.02 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $0.65. The company had a trading volume of 324,767 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,014,701. Crusader Energy Group has a fifty-two week low of $0.54 and a fifty-two week high of $2.70. The company has a current ratio of 0.63, a quick ratio of 0.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30. The firm has a market capitalization of $64.04, a price-to-earnings ratio of -1.52 and a beta of 2.67.

Crusader Energy Group (NYSE:JONE) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.33) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.20) by ($0.13). Crusader Energy Group had a negative net margin of 57.54% and a negative return on equity of 4.41%. The company had revenue of $54.51 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $55.17 million. sell-side analysts predict that Crusader Energy Group will post -0.92 earnings per share for the current year.

JONE has been the topic of several research reports. ValuEngine lowered Crusader Energy Group from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. SunTrust Banks lowered Crusader Energy Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $1.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Crusader Energy Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Stephens reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $1.00 target price on shares of Crusader Energy Group in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $1.21.

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Crusader Energy Group Company Profile

Jones Energy, Inc is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s assets are located within the Anadarko and Arkoma basins of Texas and Oklahoma. It owns leasehold interests in oil and natural gas producing properties, as well as in undeveloped acreage, located in the Anadarko and Arkoma basins in Texas and Oklahoma.

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