Media headlines about Bonanza Creek Energy (NYSE:BCEI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bonanza Creek Energy earned a coverage optimism score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 44.6424989943042 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Bonanza Creek Energy (NYSE BCEI) traded down $0.13 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $27.87. 289,400 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 289,815. The company has a market capitalization of $570.04, a PE ratio of -0.18 and a beta of 2.01. Bonanza Creek Energy has a 12-month low of $23.33 and a 12-month high of $40.60.

Bonanza Creek Energy (NYSE:BCEI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The oil and gas producer reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.68. The firm had revenue of $45.23 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $45.63 million. Bonanza Creek Energy had a negative net margin of 33.79% and a negative return on equity of 3.17%. sell-side analysts expect that Bonanza Creek Energy will post 0.49 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on BCEI shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Bonanza Creek Energy from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $32.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Bonanza Creek Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Bonanza Creek Energy in a report on Monday, November 13th. BMO Capital Markets set a $25.00 price target on shares of Bonanza Creek Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Bonanza Creek Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, Bonanza Creek Energy currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $28.50.

In related news, major shareholder Whitebox Advisors Llc sold 500,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.01, for a total value of $16,005,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 0.57% of the company’s stock.

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Bonanza Creek Energy Company Profile

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc (Bonanza Creek) is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of onshore oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas in the United States. The Company’s oil and liquids-weighted assets are concentrated primarily in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado and the Dorcheat Macedonia Field in southern Arkansas.

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