Media coverage about Eclipse Resources (NYSE:ECR) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Eclipse Resources earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the energy producer an impact score of 45.1356661232606 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Eclipse Resources (ECR) opened at $2.47 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85, a quick ratio of 0.62 and a current ratio of 0.62. Eclipse Resources has a 1 year low of $1.60 and a 1 year high of $3.10. The stock has a market cap of $669.99, a PE ratio of -16.47 and a beta of 3.06.

Eclipse Resources (NYSE:ECR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The energy producer reported ($0.02) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $91.55 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $90.67 million. Eclipse Resources had a negative net margin of 11.46% and a negative return on equity of 3.00%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 68.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.10) earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Eclipse Resources will post -0.07 EPS for the current year.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on ECR shares. KeyCorp set a $3.00 target price on shares of Eclipse Resources and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $5.00 target price on shares of Eclipse Resources and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Eclipse Resources from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Johnson Rice upgraded shares of Eclipse Resources from an “accumulate” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, December 11th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities upgraded shares of Eclipse Resources from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Eclipse Resources presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $2.96.

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About Eclipse Resources

Eclipse Resources Corporation is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas properties in the Appalachian Basin. The Company is the operator of the Utica Core Area and its Marcellus Project Area. The Ordovician-aged Utica Shale is an unconventional reservoir consisting of organic-rich black shale, with production occurring at vertical depths between 6,000 and 10,000 feet.

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