Vertex Energy (VTNR) Given Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.08

Media coverage about Vertex Energy (NASDAQ:VTNR) has been trending somewhat positive recently, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm, a division of Accern, rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vertex Energy earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 95 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Vertex Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 8th. Roth Capital set a $1.00 target price on shares of Vertex Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, March 11th.

Vertex Energy (NASDAQ:VTNR) traded up 2.04% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $1.00. 69,495 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $1.02 and a 200 day moving average price of $1.19. Vertex Energy has a 12-month low of $0.90 and a 12-month high of $1.80. The firm’s market cap is $32.15 million.

Vertex Energy (NASDAQ:VTNR) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 10th. The industrial products company reported ($0.12) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.05) by $0.07. Vertex Energy had a negative return on equity of 24.65% and a negative net margin of 6.29%. The company had revenue of $34.77 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $30.03 million. On average, analysts expect that Vertex Energy will post ($0.20) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Vertex Energy

Vertex Energy, Inc is an environmental services company that recycles industrial waste streams and off-specification commercial chemical products. The Company focuses on recycling used motor oil and other petroleum by-products. The Company’s segments include the Black Oil, Refining and Marketing, and Recovery divisions.

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