Media coverage about EP Energy Corporation (NYSE:EPE) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EP Energy Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the energy producer an impact score of 47.8539122876402 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

EP Energy Corporation (NYSE EPE) opened at 3.31 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $3.48 and a 200 day moving average of $4.33. EP Energy Corporation has a 52 week low of $3.15 and a 52 week high of $7.49. The firm’s market capitalization is $844.05 million.

EP Energy Corporation (NYSE:EPE) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The energy producer reported ($0.10) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.12) by $0.02. The company had revenue of $296 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $275.99 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.21 earnings per share.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $7.00 target price on shares of EP Energy Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, June 17th. Scotiabank cut shares of EP Energy Corporation from a “sector perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and cut their target price for the company from $4.00 to $3.00 in a report on Thursday, June 29th. ValuEngine raised shares of EP Energy Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Citigroup Inc. cut shares of EP Energy Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and cut their target price for the company from $4.00 to $3.00 in a report on Friday, July 21st. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of EP Energy Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. EP Energy Corporation currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $4.27.

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About EP Energy Corporation

EP Energy Corporation (EP Energy) is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition and development of unconventional onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The Company operates through a base of producing assets. It is involved in the development of its drilling inventory located in three areas: the Eagle Ford Shale (South Texas), the Wolfcamp Shale (Permian Basin in West Texas) and the Altamont Field in the Uinta Basin (Northeastern Utah).

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