News stories about Eclipse Resources (NYSE:ECR) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Eclipse Resources earned a daily sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the energy producer an impact score of 45.3948109550328 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of ECR traded down $0.02 on Friday, reaching $1.38. 23,145 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,251,811. The company has a current ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86. The company has a market capitalization of $438.37 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -34.75 and a beta of 2.89. Eclipse Resources has a 52-week low of $1.23 and a 52-week high of $2.79.

Eclipse Resources (NYSE:ECR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The energy producer reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.04. The company had revenue of $103.62 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $97.53 million. Eclipse Resources had a positive return on equity of 0.53% and a negative net margin of 12.57%. equities research analysts predict that Eclipse Resources will post -0.05 earnings per share for the current year.

Several analysts have recently commented on ECR shares. ValuEngine raised Eclipse Resources from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised Eclipse Resources from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $1.75 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, May 14th. Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on Eclipse Resources in a research note on Tuesday, May 22nd. They issued a “hold” rating and a $1.50 price objective for the company. KLR Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $2.00 price objective on shares of Eclipse Resources in a research note on Monday, August 20th. Finally, Capital One Financial raised Eclipse Resources from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Eclipse Resources has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $2.41.

Eclipse Resources Company Profile

Eclipse Resources Corporation, an independent exploration and production company, acquires and develops oil and natural gas properties in the Appalachian Basin. The company holds interests in the Utica Shale and Marcellus Shale areas. As of December 31, 2017, it had an acreage position approximately covering an area of 203,000 net acres in Eastern Ohio.

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