News stories about Ranger Energy Services (NASDAQ:RNGR) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ranger Energy Services earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.3302135907986 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Evercore ISI assumed coverage on shares of Ranger Energy Services in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $20.00 price objective for the company. Howard Weil assumed coverage on shares of Ranger Energy Services in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. They issued a “sector perform” rating and a $21.00 price objective for the company. Piper Jaffray Companies assumed coverage on shares of Ranger Energy Services in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $18.00 price objective for the company. Capital One Financial Corporation reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $17.00 price objective on shares of Ranger Energy Services in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, Scotiabank reaffirmed a “sector perform” rating and issued a $21.00 price objective on shares of Ranger Energy Services in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $18.75.

Shares of Ranger Energy Services (NASDAQ:RNGR) traded down 4.53% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $13.92. 39,764 shares of the company traded hands. Ranger Energy Services has a 52-week low of $13.50 and a 52-week high of $15.70. The stock’s market capitalization is $117.11 million. The company has a 50-day moving average of $14.50 and a 200-day moving average of $14.38.

In other news, major shareholder Energy Opportunity Gp I. L. Csl acquired 612,069 shares of Ranger Energy Services stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 16th. The stock was bought at an average price of $14.50 per share, for a total transaction of $8,875,000.50. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Merrill A. Miller, Jr. acquired 6,896 shares of Ranger Energy Services stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 16th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $14.50 per share, with a total value of $99,992.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 6,896 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $99,992. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders purchased 620,005 shares of company stock valued at $8,990,073 over the last ninety days.

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About Ranger Energy Services

Ranger Energy Services, Inc is an independent provider of high-specification (high-spec) well service rigs and associated services in the United States. The Company focuses on unconventional horizontal well completion and production operations. The Company operates through Well Services and Processing Solutions segment.

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