Media stories about SilverBow Resources (NYSE:SBOW) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SilverBow Resources earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.8406651271178 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Several analysts recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub upgraded SilverBow Resources from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded SilverBow Resources from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Northland Securities assumed coverage on SilverBow Resources in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $42.00 price objective on the stock. Seaport Global Securities assumed coverage on SilverBow Resources in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $25.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Stephens assumed coverage on SilverBow Resources in a research report on Friday, September 29th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $28.00 price objective on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. SilverBow Resources presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $31.67.

Shares of SilverBow Resources (NYSE:SBOW) traded up $0.33 during trading on Friday, reaching $22.66. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 9,576 shares, compared to its average volume of 37,200. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.50, a quick ratio of 0.55 and a current ratio of 0.55. SilverBow Resources has a 12 month low of $19.89 and a 12 month high of $35.70.

In other news, CEO Sean C. Woolverton purchased 1,043 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 15th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $24.29 per share, with a total value of $25,334.47. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 64,847 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,575,133.63. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Sean C. Woolverton purchased 1,119 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 16th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $22.86 per share, for a total transaction of $25,580.34. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired a total of 5,550 shares of company stock worth $127,280 in the last ninety days.

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