Press coverage about Jones Energy (NYSE:JONE) has trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Jones Energy earned a news sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 92 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
JONE has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $5.00 target price on shares of Jones Energy in a research report on Monday, April 17th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Jones Energy in a research report on Monday, March 13th. Barclays PLC reiterated an “underweight” rating and set a $2.00 target price (down previously from $3.00) on shares of Jones Energy in a research report on Saturday, April 22nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Jones Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, April 21st. Finally, Seaport Global Securities cut shares of Jones Energy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $5.00 to $1.50 in a research report on Wednesday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $4.36.
Jones Energy (NYSE:JONE) traded down 3.33% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $1.45. 1,201,451 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Jones Energy has a 52-week low of $1.45 and a 52-week high of $4.91. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $2.05 and a 200 day moving average of $3.28. The company’s market cap is $95.03 million.
In other Jones Energy news, VP Eric Niccum sold 40,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $1.91, for a total transaction of $76,400.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, President Mike Mcconnell sold 38,927 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $1.95, for a total value of $75,907.65. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 37.20% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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About Jones Energy
Jones Energy, Inc is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s assets are located within the Anadarko and Arkoma basins of Texas and Oklahoma. It owns leasehold interests in oil and natural gas producing properties, as well as in undeveloped acreage, located in the Anadarko and Arkoma basins in Texas and Oklahoma.
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