Media headlines about Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ:REGI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Renewable Energy Group earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.3369374036023 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Renewable Energy Group stock traded down $0.55 during trading on Friday, reaching $27.20. 518,592 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 849,682. The company has a current ratio of 1.48, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04. Renewable Energy Group has a 1 year low of $9.50 and a 1 year high of $28.15. The firm has a market cap of $1.04 billion, a P/E ratio of -13.33 and a beta of 1.19.

Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ:REGI) last released its earnings results on Monday, August 6th. The oil and gas company reported $0.78 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.32. The firm had revenue of $580.15 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $572.60 million. Renewable Energy Group had a net margin of 8.64% and a return on equity of 32.12%. research analysts forecast that Renewable Energy Group will post 2.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

REGI has been the topic of several recent research reports. Roth Capital set a $25.00 target price on Renewable Energy Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Renewable Energy Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Saturday, August 11th. Canaccord Genuity increased their target price on Renewable Energy Group from $20.00 to $21.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 7th. BidaskClub cut Renewable Energy Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 28th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Renewable Energy Group from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Renewable Energy Group currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $20.50.

In other news, VP Gary Haer sold 13,581 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.65, for a total transaction of $280,447.65. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 77,329 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,596,843.85. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 1.97% of the company’s stock.

Renewable Energy Group Company Profile

Renewable Energy Group, Inc produces and sells biofuels and renewable chemicals in North America. The company operates through Biomass-Based Diesel, Services, Renewable Chemicals, and Corporate and Other segments. It acquires feedstock; and manages construction and operates biomass-based diesel production facilities.

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