Media coverage about Parsley Energy (NYSE:PE) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Parsley Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the oil and natural gas company an impact score of 47.1631660788701 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on shares of Parsley Energy in a research note on Monday, December 11th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $32.00 target price for the company. Northland Securities set a $36.00 target price on shares of Parsley Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Scotiabank restated a “buy” rating and issued a $38.00 price objective on shares of Parsley Energy in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Barclays upped their price objective on shares of Parsley Energy from $32.00 to $35.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co decreased their price objective on shares of Parsley Energy from $44.00 to $38.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and twenty-three have issued a buy rating to the company. Parsley Energy currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $39.45.

Shares of Parsley Energy (NYSE PE) traded down $0.52 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $25.90. 3,191,534 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,890,000. Parsley Energy has a 1-year low of $22.98 and a 1-year high of $37.72. The company has a quick ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25. The stock has a market capitalization of $8,140.00, a PE ratio of 68.16 and a beta of -0.05.

Parsley Energy (NYSE:PE) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The oil and natural gas company reported $0.12 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.10 by $0.02. Parsley Energy had a net margin of 3.22% and a return on equity of 1.87%. The business had revenue of $241.02 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $234.58 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.05 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 81.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that Parsley Energy will post 0.5 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Parsley Energy Company Profile

Parsley Energy, Inc is a holding company. The Company is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company focuses on the acquisition, development and exploitation of unconventional oil and natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin. The Permian Basin is located in West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico and includes three primary sub-areas: the Midland Basin, the Central Basin Platform and the Delaware Basin.

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