News articles about WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WPX Energy earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.8531150957065 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

Shares of WPX Energy (NYSE WPX) traded up $0.12 on Friday, reaching $15.07. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 5,264,202 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,201,178. The company has a current ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 0.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73. WPX Energy has a 1-year low of $8.39 and a 1-year high of $15.13. The stock has a market cap of $6,000.00, a P/E ratio of -30.76, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 10.00 and a beta of 2.46.

WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.10) EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.02. WPX Energy had a negative return on equity of 5.20% and a negative net margin of 12.65%. The business had revenue of $224.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $334.38 million. During the same period last year, the business posted ($0.17) EPS. The company’s revenue was down 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that WPX Energy will post -0.46 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms recently weighed in on WPX. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and issued a $17.00 price target on shares of WPX Energy in a research note on Tuesday. Credit Suisse Group began coverage on WPX Energy in a research note on Monday, December 11th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $15.00 price target on the stock. Northland Securities set a $17.00 price target on WPX Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Barclays upgraded WPX Energy from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and upped their price target for the stock from $10.00 to $14.00 in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price target on shares of WPX Energy in a research note on Monday, November 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $15.82.

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WPX Energy Company Profile

WPX Energy, Inc is an oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the exploitation and development of unconventional properties. It operates in the exploration and production segment of the oil and gas industry and its operations are conducted in the United States.

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