Headlines about Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE:HLX) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Helix Energy Solutions Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.4663676918986 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Capital One Financial reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Piper Jaffray Companies cut Helix Energy Solutions Group from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and lifted their target price for the company from $7.00 to $7.30 in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. Zacks Investment Research cut Helix Energy Solutions Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Cowen set a $9.00 target price on Helix Energy Solutions Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, Bank of America assumed coverage on Helix Energy Solutions Group in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $7.00 target price on the stock. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $8.55.

Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE HLX) opened at $6.92 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26, a quick ratio of 2.02 and a current ratio of 2.02. Helix Energy Solutions Group has a 1 year low of $4.82 and a 1 year high of $11.87.

Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE:HLX) last announced its earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The oil and gas company reported $0.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.02. Helix Energy Solutions Group had a negative return on equity of 1.80% and a negative net margin of 13.72%. The company had revenue of $163.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $168.97 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.10 earnings per share. Helix Energy Solutions Group’s quarterly revenue was up 1.2% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Helix Energy Solutions Group will post -0.14 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Helix Energy Solutions Group news, EVP Anthony Tripodo sold 6,466 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.92, for a total value of $44,744.72. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 318,937 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,207,044.04. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, COO Scott Andrew Sparks sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.75, for a total value of $67,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 151,530 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,022,827.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 27,734 shares of company stock worth $196,079. Insiders own 5.70% of the company’s stock.

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About Helix Energy Solutions Group

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc is an international offshore energy services company. The Company provides services to the offshore energy industry, with a focus on well intervention and robotics operations. The Company operates in three segments: Well Intervention, Robotics and Production Facilities.

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