Bill Barrett (BBG) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Accern Reports

News articles about Bill Barrett (NYSE:BBG) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bill Barrett earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the energy company an impact score of 46.889000034214 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Bill Barrett (BBG) opened at $5.36 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $533.31, a PE ratio of -3.35 and a beta of 3.65. Bill Barrett has a 1 year low of $2.66 and a 1 year high of $6.93. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 2.78 and a quick ratio of 2.78.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of Bill Barrett from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Bill Barrett from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Imperial Capital raised shares of Bill Barrett from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $9.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, February 5th. BMO Capital Markets set a $6.00 price objective on shares of Bill Barrett and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Bill Barrett in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $6.63.

In other news, CEO R Scot Woodall sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.64, for a total transaction of $46,400.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Company insiders own 2.70% of the company’s stock.

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Bill Barrett Company Profile

Bill Barrett Corporation is an independent energy company that develops, acquires and explores for oil and natural gas resources. The Company’s assets and operations are located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. It has over two areas of production: The Denver-Julesburg Basin (DJ Basin) and the Uinta Oil Program in the Uinta Basin.

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