Petroquest Energy (PQ) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Shows

Media coverage about Petroquest Energy (NYSE:PQ) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news 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 -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Petroquest Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the energy company an impact score of 48.6484954491575 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Petroquest Energy (NYSE PQ) traded down $0.04 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $1.81. 17,200 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 97,399. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.20, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a current ratio of 0.59. Petroquest Energy has a 1 year low of $1.59 and a 1 year high of $4.75.

Petroquest Energy (NYSE:PQ) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The energy company reported ($0.15) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.17) by $0.02. The business had revenue of $28.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $26.99 million. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 64.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned ($1.31) earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Petroquest Energy will post -0.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on PQ shares. ValuEngine cut shares of Petroquest Energy from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Roth Capital set a $5.00 target price on shares of Petroquest Energy and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Petroquest Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $3.17.

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About Petroquest Energy

PetroQuest Energy, Inc is an oil and gas company. The Company is engaged in exploratory, development and acquisition activities. The Company has approximately 30 gross exploratory wells and over 30 gross development wells. The Company has reserves in various areas, including East Texas, Gulf Coast Basin and Oklahoma Woodford.

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