News articles about Newpark Resources (NYSE:NR) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring 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. Newpark Resources earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.049971681735 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Newpark Resources (NR) opened at $9.40 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a current ratio of 2.71 and a quick ratio of 1.96. Newpark Resources has a one year low of $6.40 and a one year high of $10.20. The company has a market cap of $806.87, a PE ratio of 235.06 and a beta of 1.58.

Newpark Resources (NYSE:NR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The oil and gas company reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.04 by ($0.01). Newpark Resources had a net margin of 0.48% and a negative return on equity of 0.29%. The business had revenue of $201.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $192.57 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.16) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 92.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Newpark Resources will post 0.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Newpark Resources from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Cowen set a $10.00 price target on shares of Newpark Resources and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, SunTrust Banks upgraded shares of Newpark Resources from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.50.

In other Newpark Resources news, Director David C. Anderson sold 17,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $8.91, for a total transaction of $151,470.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 170,841 shares in the company, valued at $1,522,193.31. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director G Stephen Finley sold 2,823 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.07, for a total transaction of $25,604.61. Following the sale, the director now owns 176,235 shares in the company, valued at $1,598,451.45. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 40,423 shares of company stock worth $360,346 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 4.90% of the company’s stock.

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About Newpark Resources

Newpark Resources, Inc is a supplier providing products and services primarily to the oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) industry. The Company’s segments include Fluids Systems, and Mats and Integrated Services. The Fluids Systems segment provides drilling fluids products and technical services to customers in the North America; Europe, the Middle East and Africa; Latin America, and Asia Pacific regions.

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