Neutral Press Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP) Share Price

News stories about China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP) have been trending neutral this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. China Petroleum & Chemical earned a coverage optimism score of 0.50 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media stories about the oil and gas company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of NYSE:SNP traded up $0.28 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $60.70. The company had a trading volume of 102,799 shares, compared to its average volume of 143,840. China Petroleum & Chemical has a 12 month low of $54.94 and a 12 month high of $87.17. The company has a current ratio of 0.89, a quick ratio of 0.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32. The stock has a market cap of $73.15 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.82, a PEG ratio of 1.24 and a beta of 1.50. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $58.82 and a 200 day simple moving average of $60.14.

China Petroleum & Chemical (NYSE:SNP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 31st. The oil and gas company reported $1.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. China Petroleum & Chemical had a return on equity of 5.12% and a net margin of 1.53%. The business had revenue of $104.68 billion for the quarter. Equities analysts forecast that China Petroleum & Chemical will post 6.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Separately, Bank of America lowered China Petroleum & Chemical from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, January 13th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. China Petroleum & Chemical has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

About China Petroleum & Chemical

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, an energy and chemical company, engages in oil and gas, and chemical operations in the People's Republic of China. It operates through five segments: Exploration and Production, Refining, Marketing and Distribution, Chemicals, and Corporate and Others.

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