Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect CONSOL Energy (CNX) Share Price

Headlines about CONSOL Energy (NYSE:CNX) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CONSOL Energy earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 47.024092748669 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

A number of research analysts have commented on CNX shares. BidaskClub upgraded CONSOL Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. Barclays PLC reiterated an “equal weight” rating and set a $18.00 price target (down previously from $20.00) on shares of CONSOL Energy in a research note on Saturday, April 22nd. ValuEngine downgraded CONSOL Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Scotiabank set a $21.00 price target on CONSOL Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $20.00 price target on CONSOL Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.57.

CONSOL Energy (NYSE:CNX) opened at 15.00 on Friday. CONSOL Energy has a 52-week low of $13.55 and a 52-week high of $22.34. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $15.55 and its 200 day moving average price is $15.87. The firm’s market cap is $3.45 billion.

CONSOL Energy (NYSE:CNX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The oil and gas producer reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.10 by $0.07. CONSOL Energy had a positive return on equity of 1.09% and a negative net margin of 5.42%. The business had revenue of $865.95 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $678.79 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.21) earnings per share. CONSOL Energy’s quarterly revenue was up 202.8% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts predict that CONSOL Energy will post $0.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other CONSOL Energy news, Director J. Palmer Clarkson purchased 10,000 shares of CONSOL Energy stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was acquired at an average price of $15.40 per share, for a total transaction of $154,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 1.50% of the company’s stock.

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About CONSOL Energy

CONSOL Energy Inc (CONSOL Energy) is an integrated energy company. The Company’s divisions include Exploration and Production (E&P), Pennsylvania (PA) Mining Operations and Other. The E&P division operates through four segments: Marcellus Shale, Utica Shale, Coalbed Methane (CBM) and Other Gas, which produce pipeline quality natural gas for sale primarily to gas wholesalers.

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