Media coverage about Eclipse Resources (NYSE:ECR) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Eclipse Resources earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the energy producer an impact score of 45.4387597561931 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Scotiabank set a $4.00 target price on Eclipse Resources and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Capital One Financial reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of Eclipse Resources in a report on Thursday, November 9th. KeyCorp set a $3.00 target price on Eclipse Resources and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Seaport Global Securities upgraded Eclipse Resources from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Finally, Johnson Rice upgraded Eclipse Resources from an “accumulate” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, December 11th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Eclipse Resources presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $3.23.

Eclipse Resources (NYSE ECR) traded down $0.01 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $1.73. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,154,181 shares, compared to its average volume of 732,997. The company has a quick ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 0.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85. Eclipse Resources has a one year low of $1.60 and a one year high of $3.10. The stock has a market capitalization of $454.54, a price-to-earnings ratio of -10.81 and a beta of 2.75.

In related news, major shareholder Encap Energy Capital Fund Viii acquired 37,823,596 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 18th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $2.44 per share, with a total value of $92,289,574.24. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Company insiders own 1.10% of the company’s stock.

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About Eclipse Resources

Eclipse Resources Corporation is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas properties in the Appalachian Basin. The Company is the operator of the Utica Core Area and its Marcellus Project Area. The Ordovician-aged Utica Shale is an unconventional reservoir consisting of organic-rich black shale, with production occurring at vertical depths between 6,000 and 10,000 feet.

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