Headlines about SM Energy (NYSE:SM) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SM Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the energy company an impact score of 46.7450068604332 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Q4 2018 EPS Estimates for SM Energy Co (SM) Lifted by Capital One Financial (americanbankingnews.com)
- Seaport Global Securities Analysts Boost Earnings Estimates for SM Energy Co (SM) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Robert W. Baird Analysts Give SM Energy (SM) a $35.00 Price Target (americanbankingnews.com)
- INEOS Styrolution to build a world-scale styrene monomer plant in the US Gulf Coast (icis.com)
- Sm Energy Co Rises 1.59% on Heavy Volume: Watch For Potential Pullback (mysmartrend.com)
NYSE:SM traded up $0.59 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $18.04. The stock had a trading volume of 3,884,320 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,557,028. The stock has a market cap of $2,052.81, a price-to-earnings ratio of -12.44, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 28.28 and a beta of 3.02. SM Energy has a twelve month low of $12.29 and a twelve month high of $28.20. The company has a quick ratio of 0.98, a current ratio of 0.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.21.
A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Bank of America dropped their price objective on shares of SM Energy from $31.00 to $25.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, March 8th. Susquehanna Bancshares raised shares of SM Energy from a “neutral” rating to a “positive” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. B. Riley decreased their target price on shares of SM Energy from $36.00 to $28.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. KeyCorp reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $31.00 target price (up previously from $26.00) on shares of SM Energy in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Williams Capital set a $40.00 target price on shares of SM Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $28.00.
About SM Energy
SM Energy Company is an independent energy company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of crude oil and condensate, natural gas and natural gas liquids in onshore North America. It operates in the exploration and production segment of the oil and gas industry within the United States.
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