News headlines about WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WPX Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.9956796980293 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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Several research firms have weighed in on WPX. Seaport Global Securities upgraded WPX Energy from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Robert W. Baird lifted their price objective on WPX Energy from $17.00 to $21.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded WPX Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Sunday, January 21st. SunTrust Banks set a $20.00 price objective on WPX Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Finally, Cowen set a $18.00 price objective on WPX Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, eighteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $18.12.

Shares of WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) traded down $0.05 on Friday, reaching $13.92. The company had a trading volume of 13,841,169 shares, compared to its average volume of 6,368,270. WPX Energy has a 1 year low of $8.39 and a 1 year high of $16.09. The company has a quick ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 0.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66. The company has a market capitalization of $5,702.28, a price-to-earnings ratio of -173.98 and a beta of 2.41.

WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The oil and gas producer reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.06. WPX Energy had a negative return on equity of 3.83% and a negative net margin of 1.20%. The firm had revenue of $238.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $410.78 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted ($0.16) earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 170.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that WPX Energy will post 0.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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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