Penn Virginia (PVAC) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media coverage about Penn Virginia (NASDAQ:PVAC) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Penn Virginia earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 45.6324245443851 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

PVAC has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Northland Securities set a $63.00 target price on Penn Virginia and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. BidaskClub cut Penn Virginia from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Zacks Investment Research cut Penn Virginia from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $60.00 price objective on Penn Virginia and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $58.33.

Shares of PVAC traded up $1.18 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $39.74. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 83,875 shares, compared to its average volume of 137,762. Penn Virginia has a one year low of $31.00 and a one year high of $49.56. The company has a current ratio of 0.70, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20. The stock has a market capitalization of $566.19, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.78 and a beta of 1.46.

Penn Virginia (NASDAQ:PVAC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 1st. The company reported $1.06 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.89 by $0.17. Penn Virginia had a return on equity of 20.39% and a net margin of 20.56%. The company had revenue of $54.33 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $55.95 million. equities analysts predict that Penn Virginia will post 8.87 EPS for the current year.

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Penn Virginia Company Profile

Penn Virginia Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the onshore exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in the United States. It primarily operates wells in the Eagle Ford Shale field in South Texas. The company also has operations in the Granite Wash in Oklahoma.

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