Media stories about Advantage Oil & Gas (NYSE:AAV) (TSE:AAV) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Advantage Oil & Gas earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.0916765871952 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Advantage Oil & Gas (NYSE:AAV) traded down 1.54% on Friday, reaching $6.40. 58,221 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $6.45 and its 200-day moving average price is $6.42. Advantage Oil & Gas has a 1-year low of $5.70 and a 1-year high of $7.88. The company has a market capitalization of $1.19 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.60 and a beta of 1.02.

AAV has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Royal Bank Of Canada cut shares of Advantage Oil & Gas from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and dropped their target price for the company from $12.00 to $11.00 in a report on Thursday, July 20th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Advantage Oil & Gas from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub cut shares of Advantage Oil & Gas from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Advantage Oil & Gas from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $9.75.

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About Advantage Oil & Gas

Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. is an intermediate natural gas and liquids development and production company. The Company is engaged in the business of natural gas exploitation, development, acquisition and production in the Province of Alberta. The Company focuses on the development of Montney resource play at Glacier, Alberta in Western Canada.

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