Media headlines about Petroquest Energy (NYSE:PQ) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Petroquest Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the energy company an impact score of 46.2739296553872 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

PQ has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of Petroquest Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Seaport Global Securities lowered shares of Petroquest Energy from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $6.00 to $2.00 in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. Roth Capital set a $7.00 price objective on shares of Petroquest Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Petroquest Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 1st. Finally, Capital One Financial Corporation lowered shares of Petroquest Energy from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $3.88.

Shares of Petroquest Energy (PQ) traded up 2.46% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $2.08. 99,201 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm’s market cap is $44.21 million. Petroquest Energy has a 52-week low of $1.66 and a 52-week high of $4.75. The company has a 50 day moving average of $1.93 and a 200 day moving average of $2.33.

Petroquest Energy (NYSE:PQ) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The energy company reported ($0.16) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.21) by $0.05. The company had revenue of $24.25 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $23.38 million. The firm’s revenue was up 53.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($1.38) earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that Petroquest Energy will post ($0.68) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Petroquest Energy Company Profile

PetroQuest Energy, Inc is an oil and gas company. The Company is engaged in exploratory, development and acquisition activities. The Company has approximately 30 gross exploratory wells and over 30 gross development wells. The Company has reserves in various areas, including East Texas, Gulf Coast Basin and Oklahoma Woodford.

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