Press coverage about Vertex Energy (NASDAQ:VTNR) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Vertex Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.826555566925 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine lowered Vertex Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised Vertex Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 10th.

Vertex Energy (NASDAQ VTNR) opened at 0.95 on Monday. Vertex Energy has a 52-week low of $0.90 and a 52-week high of $1.80. The company’s market cap is $31.02 million. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $1.02 and its 200-day moving average price is $1.11.

Vertex Energy (NASDAQ:VTNR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The industrial products company reported ($0.08) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.04) by $0.04. The business had revenue of $36.91 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $32 million. Vertex Energy had a negative return on equity of 23.10% and a negative net margin of 6.49%. Equities research analysts expect that Vertex Energy will post ($0.35) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Vertex Energy

Vertex Energy, Inc is an environmental services company that recycles industrial waste streams and off-specification commercial chemical products. The Company focuses on recycling used motor oil and other petroleum by-products. The Company’s segments include the Black Oil, Refining and Marketing, and Recovery divisions.

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