Media headlines about WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WPX Energy earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.5671069777278 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of WPX Energy (NYSE WPX) opened at $12.93 on Wednesday. WPX Energy has a twelve month low of $8.39 and a twelve month high of $16.17. The company has a quick ratio of 0.95, a current ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73.

WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.10) earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.12) by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $224.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $334.38 million. WPX Energy had a negative return on equity of 5.20% and a negative net margin of 12.65%. The business’s revenue was down 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($0.17) earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that WPX Energy will post -0.48 earnings per share for the current year.

WPX has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Citigroup Inc. decreased their price objective on WPX Energy from $15.00 to $12.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. BMO Capital Markets lifted their target price on WPX Energy from $12.00 to $13.00 and gave the stock a “no rating at time” rating in a report on Friday, July 14th. Northland Securities set a $20.00 target price on WPX Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 17th. Imperial Capital began coverage on WPX Energy in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $18.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Barclays PLC set a $10.00 target price on WPX Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. WPX Energy has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $15.61.

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In other WPX Energy news, insider Clay M. Gaspar sold 35,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.48, for a total transaction of $366,800.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 506,326 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,306,296.48. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. 1.40% of the stock is owned by insiders.

WPX Energy Company Profile

WPX Energy, Inc is an oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the exploitation and development of unconventional properties. It operates in the exploration and production segment of the oil and gas industry and its operations are conducted in the United States.

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