Press coverage about Matador Resources (NYSE:MTDR) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Matador Resources earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the energy company an impact score of 46.9985037061086 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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Matador Resources (NYSE MTDR) opened at $28.43 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $3,080.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.72, a P/E/G ratio of 0.75 and a beta of 1.29. The company has a quick ratio of 0.89, a current ratio of 0.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. Matador Resources has a twelve month low of $20.13 and a twelve month high of $33.96.

Matador Resources (NYSE:MTDR) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The energy company reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $168.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $148.89 million. Matador Resources had a return on equity of 34.95% and a net margin of 59.96%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.08 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that Matador Resources will post 1.38 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on MTDR. Northland Securities set a $35.00 price target on Matador Resources and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday. Mizuho upgraded Matador Resources from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $33.00 price target on Matador Resources and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Imperial Capital boosted their price objective on Matador Resources from $41.00 to $42.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, Stephens set a $40.00 price objective on Matador Resources and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Matador Resources presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.82.

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About Matador Resources

Matador Resources Company is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas resources in the United States, with an emphasis on oil and natural gas shale and other unconventional plays. The Company’s segments include exploration and production, and midstream.

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