News articles about WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WPX Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 45.7621966771848 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) traded down $0.60 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $12.39. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 5,491,042 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,383,334. 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 twelve month low of $8.39 and a twelve month high of $15.91.

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

Several brokerages recently issued reports on WPX. ValuEngine lowered WPX Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Northland Securities set a $20.00 target price on WPX Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 21st. BidaskClub lowered WPX Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $18.00 target price on WPX Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $14.00 target price on WPX Energy and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. WPX Energy currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $15.92.

In other WPX Energy news, insider Clay M. Gaspar sold 35,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.48, for a total transaction of $366,800.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 506,326 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,306,296.48. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.40% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About WPX Energy

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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