News headlines about Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE:HLX) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Helix Energy Solutions Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.7032005320446 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Helix Energy Solutions Group (HLX) traded down 2.24% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $6.12. 425,060 shares of the company traded hands. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $5.62 and a 200-day moving average price of $6.72. Helix Energy Solutions Group has a 52-week low of $4.82 and a 52-week high of $11.87. The company’s market capitalization is $903.82 million.

Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE:HLX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Sunday, July 23rd. The oil and gas company reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.01. Helix Energy Solutions Group had a negative net margin of 12.09% and a negative return on equity of 1.21%. The company had revenue of $150.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $141.03 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned ($0.10) EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 40.2% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Helix Energy Solutions Group will post ($0.13) EPS for the current fiscal year.

HLX has been the subject of several analyst reports. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Cowen and Company restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $10.00 target price on shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. Finally, Morgan Stanley restated an “overweight” rating and issued a $8.00 target price (down from $15.00) on shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $9.96.

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About Helix Energy Solutions Group

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc is an international offshore energy services company. The Company provides services to the offshore energy industry, with a focus on well intervention and robotics operations. The Company operates in three segments: Well Intervention, Robotics and Production Facilities.

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