News articles about Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.5161125901021 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ CLNE) traded up 1.30% during trading on Friday, hitting $2.33. 1,029,857 shares of the company were exchanged. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has a 12 month low of $2.18 and a 12 month high of $4.80. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $2.65 and its 200-day moving average is $2.54. The company has a market capitalization of $351.62 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.66 and a beta of 1.87.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The utilities provider reported ($0.10) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.02. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. had a net margin of 7.24% and a return on equity of 5.14%. The firm had revenue of $81 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $86.97 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.03 earnings per share. Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s revenue was down 25.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that Clean Energy Fuels Corp. will post $0.03 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on CLNE shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, July 17th. BidaskClub cut shares of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Clean Energy Fuels Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $4.53.

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In related news, CEO Andrew J. Littlefair bought 43,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The stock was bought at an average price of $2.29 per share, with a total value of $98,470.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,355,167 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,103,332.43. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Stephen Scully bought 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 17th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $2.49 per share, with a total value of $49,800.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have purchased 117,000 shares of company stock valued at $270,850. 26.69% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

About Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Clean Energy) is a provider of natural gas as an alternative fuel for vehicle fleets in the United States and Canada. The Company is engaged in supplying compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and renewable natural gas (RNG) for light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles, and providing operation and maintenance (O&M) services for natural gas fueling stations.

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