Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Helix Energy Solutions Group (HLX) Stock Price

Media stories about Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE:HLX) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Helix Energy Solutions Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 48.0133290997675 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group opened at $8.00 on Wednesday, MarketBeat reports. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.18 billion, a PE ratio of -53.33 and a beta of 2.47. The company has a quick ratio of 2.42, a current ratio of 2.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26. Helix Energy Solutions Group has a 12 month low of $7.90 and a 12 month high of $8.02.

Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE:HLX) last issued its earnings results on Monday, February 19th. The oil and gas company reported ($0.01) EPS for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.01). The business had revenue of $163.27 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $157.65 million. Helix Energy Solutions Group had a negative return on equity of 0.50% and a net margin of 6.85%. analysts predict that Helix Energy Solutions Group will post 0.15 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on HLX. TheStreet raised Helix Energy Solutions Group from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 9th. Raymond James raised Helix Energy Solutions Group from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. Piper Jaffray raised Helix Energy Solutions Group from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $9.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. ValuEngine raised Helix Energy Solutions Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Helix Energy Solutions Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $8.88.

Helix Energy Solutions Group Company Profile

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc, an offshore energy services company, provides specialty services to the offshore energy industry primarily in Brazil, the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, the Asia Pacific, and West Africa regions. The company operates through three segments: Well Intervention, Robotics, and Production Facilities.

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