Clayton Williams Energy (CWEI) Earning Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows

News coverage about Clayton Williams Energy (NYSE:CWEI) has trended positive this week, according to AlphaOne. The research group, a division of Accern, identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Clayton Williams Energy earned a news sentiment score of 0.30 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned media stories about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 83 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several research firms have recently commented on CWEI. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Clayton Williams Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 4th. Northland Securities lowered shares of Clayton Williams Energy from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 17th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $100.67.

Clayton Williams Energy (NYSE:CWEI) traded up 0.70% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $132.90. 252,682 shares of the stock traded hands. Clayton Williams Energy has a 12 month low of $14.82 and a 12 month high of $149.86. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $131.95 and its 200-day moving average is $118.48. The company’s market cap is $2.34 billion.

Clayton Williams Energy (NYSE:CWEI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 2nd. The oil and gas producer reported ($1.49) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($1.70) by $0.21. Clayton Williams Energy had a negative net margin of 181.17% and a negative return on equity of 101.01%. The firm had revenue of $161.46 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $42.06 million. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Clayton Williams Energy will post ($3.40) EPS for the current year.

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About Clayton Williams Energy

Clayton Williams Energy, Inc is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the exploration for and production of oil and natural gas primarily in its core area in Southern Reeves County, Texas. The Company operates through two segments: oil and gas exploration and production, and contract drilling services.

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