Media headlines about Emerge Energy Services (NYSE:EMES) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog 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. Emerge Energy Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.9458947514184 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Emerge Energy Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Cowen set a $12.00 price target on Emerge Energy Services and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Emerge Energy Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Piper Jaffray Companies started coverage on Emerge Energy Services in a research note on Monday, September 25th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $10.00 price objective for the company. Finally, B. Riley started coverage on Emerge Energy Services in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $9.00 price objective for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.22.
Emerge Energy Services (NYSE:EMES) traded down $0.32 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $9.71. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 881,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,163,489. The company has a market capitalization of $293.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -8.16 and a beta of 1.59. The company has a quick ratio of 1.04, a current ratio of 1.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.64. Emerge Energy Services has a twelve month low of $5.65 and a twelve month high of $24.45.
In other news, Director Mark A. Gottfredson purchased 68,850 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 8th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $8.66 per share, with a total value of $596,241.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 65,840 shares in the company, valued at $570,174.40. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.
Emerge Energy Services Company Profile
Emerge Energy Services LP owns, operates, acquires and develops a portfolio of energy service assets. The Company operates through Sand segment. The Company conducts its Sand operations through its subsidiary, Superior Silica Sands LLC (SSS). The Company’s Sand business mines, processes and distributes silica sand, an input for the hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells.
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