Media headlines about Key Energy Services (NYSE:KEG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Key Energy Services earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 44.6826731194137 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

KEG has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Seaport Global Securities upgraded Key Energy Services from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Key Energy Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Johnson Rice initiated coverage on Key Energy Services in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. They set an “accumulate” rating for the company. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price objective on shares of Key Energy Services in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $18.17.

Key Energy Services (KEG) opened at $14.79 on Monday. Key Energy Services has a one year low of $8.20 and a one year high of $38.00.

In other Key Energy Services news, Director Scott D. Vogel purchased 25,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $9.00 per share, for a total transaction of $225,000.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Insiders sold 4,928 shares of company stock valued at $64,845 in the last 90 days.

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Key Energy Services Company Profile

Key Energy Services, Inc is an onshore, rig-based well servicing contractor. The Company provides a range of well services to oil companies, foreign national oil companies, and independent oil and natural gas production companies. The Company operates in five segments: U.S. Rig Services, Fluid Management Services, Coiled Tubing Services, Fishing and Rental Services, and International.

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