News articles about Clayton Williams Energy (NYSE:CWEI) have trended positive this week, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Clayton Williams Energy earned a news impact score of 0.42 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave headlines about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Clayton Williams Energy (NYSE:CWEI) traded down 0.75% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $131.90. The stock had a trading volume of 1,336,063 shares. Clayton Williams Energy has a 52 week low of $14.82 and a 52 week high of $149.86. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $131.72 and its 200 day moving average is $119.59.
Clayton Williams Energy (NYSE:CWEI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 2nd. The oil and gas producer reported ($1.49) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($1.70) by $0.21. The company had revenue of $161.46 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $42.06 million. Clayton Williams Energy had a negative return on equity of 101.01% and a negative net margin of 181.17%. Analysts forecast that Clayton Williams Energy will post ($4.61) EPS for the current fiscal year.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Clayton Williams Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 4th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $100.67.
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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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