Media stories about Stone Energy Corporation (NYSE:SGY) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Stone Energy Corporation earned a news sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the oil and natural gas company an impact score of 75 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Stone Energy Corporation (NYSE SGY) traded down 3.59% on Thursday, reaching $20.17. 193,380 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $20.58 and a 200-day moving average price of $25.30. The firm’s market cap is $403.40 million. Stone Energy Corporation has a 52-week low of $16.50 and a 52-week high of $32.39.

SGY has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Stone Energy Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, May 18th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Stone Energy Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 12th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Stone Energy Corporation presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.33.

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Stone Energy Corporation Company Profile

Stone Energy Corporation is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development and operation of oil and gas properties. The Company operates in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) basin. It has leveraged its operations in the GOM conventional shelf and has its reserve base in the prolific basins of the GOM deep water, Gulf Coast deep gas, and the Marcellus and Utica shales in Appalachia.

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