Press coverage about Vertex Energy (NASDAQ:VTNR) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vertex Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the industrial products company an impact score of 47.4110050978926 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

NASDAQ:VTNR traded up $0.02 on Friday, hitting $1.25. 256,339 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 104,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $43.08 million, a P/E ratio of -3.47 and a beta of 1.12. Vertex Energy has a 52 week low of $0.65 and a 52 week high of $1.50. The company has a current ratio of 1.38, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53.

Vertex Energy (NASDAQ:VTNR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 9th. The industrial products company reported $0.03 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $46.92 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $42.45 million. Vertex Energy had a negative return on equity of 7.93% and a negative net margin of 1.91%. equities analysts predict that Vertex Energy will post -0.18 EPS for the current year.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Vertex Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.50 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, August 16th.

Vertex Energy Company Profile

Vertex Energy, Inc, an environmental services company, provides a range of services designed to aggregate, process, and recycle industrial and commercial waste systems in 15 states, primarily in the Gulf Coast, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The company operates in three divisions: Black Oil, Refining and Marketing, and Recovery.

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