NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- CONSOL Energy (CNX) - Get Report stock is up by 12.59% to $7.60 in mid-morning trading on Friday, after the company reported better-than-expected 2015 fourth quarter revenue results.
Before the market open on Friday, the Canonsburg, PA-based energy company reported a loss of 11 cents per share, which was wider than analysts forecasts' for a loss of 9 cents per share.
Revenue of $761.9 million topped analysts' forecasts for revenue of $717.26 million.
"CONSOL continues to control the controllables in a commodity price and energy environment that is unprecedented," CEO Nicholas DeIuliis. "Specifically, CONSOL continues to adapt to the challenging commodity environment by further driving down costs, illustrated by the E&P Division reducing total unit cash costs by over 25% year-over-year."
Separately, TheStreet Ratings Team has a "sell" rating with a score of D on the stock. This is driven by some concerns, which should have a greater impact than any strengths, and could make it more difficult for investors to achieve positive results compared to most of the stocks covered by the team.
The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and generally high debt management risk.
Recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.
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