Vertex Energy (VTNR) Getting Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds

Media headlines about Vertex Energy (NASDAQ:VTNR) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vertex Energy earned a news impact score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 46.9263127979765 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Vertex Energy (NASDAQ VTNR) traded down $0.01 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $1.09. The stock had a trading volume of 26,556 shares, compared to its average volume of 53,241. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48, a current ratio of 1.21 and a quick ratio of 0.84. The firm has a market capitalization of $36.14, a price-to-earnings ratio of -3.03 and a beta of 1.00. Vertex Energy has a 12-month low of $0.65 and a 12-month high of $1.20.

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Vertex Energy (NASDAQ:VTNR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March 7th. The industrial products company reported ($0.04) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.06) by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $41.35 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $34.97 million. Vertex Energy had a negative return on equity of 26.89% and a negative net margin of 5.80%. analysts forecast that Vertex Energy will post -0.23 earnings per share for the current year.

VTNR has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Vertex Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. ValuEngine raised Vertex Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd.

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Vertex Energy Company Profile

Vertex Energy, Inc is an environmental services company that recycles industrial waste streams and off-specification commercial chemical products. The Company focuses on recycling used motor oil and other petroleum by-products. The Company’s segments include the Black Oil, Refining and Marketing, and Recovery divisions.

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