Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Vertex Energy (VTNR) Share Price

Media stories about Vertex Energy (NASDAQ:VTNR) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Vertex Energy earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.6161410282802 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

VTNR has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Vertex Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. Roth Capital set a $1.00 price target on Vertex Energy and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Finally, ValuEngine raised Vertex Energy from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd.

Vertex Energy (NASDAQ VTNR) opened at 0.72 on Wednesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $0.89 and its 200-day moving average price is $1.01. The company’s market cap is $23.51 million. Vertex Energy has a 52-week low of $0.65 and a 52-week high of $1.80.

Vertex Energy (NASDAQ:VTNR) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The industrial products company reported ($0.08) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.04) by ($0.04). Vertex Energy had a negative return on equity of 23.10% and a negative net margin of 6.49%. The company had revenue of $36.91 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $32.00 million. On average, equities analysts predict that Vertex Energy will post ($0.33) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Vertex Energy Company Profile

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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