Media headlines about Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK) have trended somewhat positive recently, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. AlphaOne, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Halcon Resources Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned media stories about the energy company an impact score of 41 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK)

A number of analysts recently commented on the stock. Johnson Rice upgraded shares of Halcon Resources Corporation from a “hold” rating to an “accumulate” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 1st. Scotiabank set a $15.00 price objective on shares of Halcon Resources Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 2nd. Barclays PLC restated a “sell” rating and issued a $9.00 price objective on shares of Halcon Resources Corporation in a research report on Friday, March 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut Halcon Resources Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 15th. Finally, Roth Capital set a $14.00 target price on Halcon Resources Corporation and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.04.

Shares of Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE HK) opened at 4.43 on Friday. Halcon Resources Corporation has a 52 week low of $4.18 and a 52 week high of $18.62. The company has a 50-day moving average of $6.33 and a 200 day moving average of $7.83. The firm has a market capitalization of $404.34 million, a P/E ratio of 1.90 and a beta of 3.83.

Halcon Resources Corporation (NYSE:HK) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 3rd. The energy company reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.03. Halcon Resources Corporation had a negative net margin of 168.09% and a positive return on equity of 725.38%. The firm had revenue of $135.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $144.13 million. Equities research analysts anticipate that Halcon Resources Corporation will post $0.36 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, Director Sylvia K. Barnes acquired 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 14th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $5.34 per share, for a total transaction of $106,800.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 23,757 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $126,862.38. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Franklin Resources Inc sold 31,341 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $6.73, for a total transaction of $210,924.93. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 895,245 shares of company stock worth $5,663,206 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 2.80% of the company’s stock.

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About Halcon Resources Corporation

Halcon Resources Corporation is an independent energy company focused on the acquisition, production, exploration and development of onshore liquids-rich oil and natural gas assets in the United States. The Company’s estimated total proved oil and natural gas reserves are approximately 146.8 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe), consisting of over 120.7 million barrels of oil (MMBbls), approximately 13.0 MMBbls of natural gas liquids and over 78.4 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas.

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