Media headlines about Rex Energy (NASDAQ:REXX) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rex Energy earned a news sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 45.4957714956053 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. SunTrust Banks set a $2.00 price objective on Rex Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Zacks Investment Research cut Rex Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Royal Bank of Canada cut Rex Energy from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and reduced their price objective for the stock from $4.00 to $3.00 in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Rex Energy in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Finally, Northland Securities set a $2.00 target price on Rex Energy and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, December 11th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have issued a hold rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $4.79.

Shares of Rex Energy (NASDAQ REXX) traded down $0.04 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $1.49. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 69,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 158,683. Rex Energy has a fifty-two week low of $1.25 and a fifty-two week high of $9.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $14.80, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.11 and a beta of 1.82. The company has a quick ratio of 0.33, a current ratio of 0.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -18.86.

Rex Energy (NASDAQ:REXX) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The oil and gas exploration company reported ($1.00) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($1.18) by $0.18. Rex Energy had a negative return on equity of 140.84% and a negative net margin of 61.80%. The business had revenue of $48.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $46.64 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($0.14) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 41.2% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Rex Energy will post -2.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Rex Energy Company Profile

Rex Energy Corporation is an independent oil, natural gas liquid (NGL) and natural gas company. The Company has operations in the Appalachian Basin and Illinois Basin. In the Appalachian Basin, the Company is focused on its Marcellus Shale, Utica Shale and Upper Devonian (Burkett) Shale drilling and exploration activities.

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