Press coverage about Penn Virginia (NASDAQ:PVAC) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media 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 negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Penn Virginia earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.6066326751238 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Penn Virginia (NASDAQ:PVAC) opened at $45.32 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $685.70 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.81. Penn Virginia has a one year low of $31.00 and a one year high of $51.00. The company has a quick ratio of 0.85, a current ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.06.

Penn Virginia (NASDAQ:PVAC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The company reported $0.57 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.04. Penn Virginia had a net margin of 30.22% and a return on equity of 16.76%. equities analysts forecast that Penn Virginia will post 2.75 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research firms have commented on PVAC. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Penn Virginia from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. SunTrust Banks set a $55.00 price objective on shares of Penn Virginia and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. BidaskClub raised shares of Penn Virginia from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, Northland Securities set a $63.00 price objective on shares of Penn Virginia and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $54.75.

In other Penn Virginia news, insider Harry Quarls bought 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $38.72 per share, for a total transaction of $193,600.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

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About Penn Virginia

Penn Virginia Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the onshore exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in the United States. The company primarily operates wells in the Eagle Ford Shale field in South Texas. It also has operations in the Granite Wash in Oklahoma.

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