Helix Energy Solutions Group (HLX) Earns Daily News Impact Score of 0.22

News articles about Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE:HLX) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Helix Energy Solutions Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.137421759103 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE HLX) opened at 5.84 on Friday. Helix Energy Solutions Group has a 52-week low of $4.82 and a 52-week high of $11.87. The stock’s market capitalization is $862.47 million. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $5.78 and a 200-day moving average price of $6.62.

Helix Energy Solutions Group (NYSE:HLX) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Sunday, July 23rd. The oil and gas company reported ($0.04) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.03) by $0.01. Helix Energy Solutions Group had a negative return on equity of 1.21% and a negative net margin of 12.09%. The company had revenue of $150.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $141.03 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($0.10) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 40.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Helix Energy Solutions Group will post ($0.13) EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on HLX shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Helix Energy Solutions Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.75 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. ValuEngine cut Helix Energy Solutions Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Cowen and Company upgraded Helix Energy Solutions Group from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $8.00 to $10.00 in a research report on Monday, June 5th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $8.00 price target (down from $15.00) on shares of Helix Energy Solutions Group in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $9.96.

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Helix Energy Solutions Group Company Profile

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc is an international offshore energy services company. The Company provides services to the offshore energy industry, with a focus on well intervention and robotics operations. The Company operates in three segments: Well Intervention, Robotics and Production Facilities.

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