NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Hess (HES) - Get Report is scheduled to post its 2016 third quarter results before Wednesday's market open.

Wall Street is expecting a wider loss than last year and lower revenue year-over-year.

Analysts surveyed by FactSet are looking for the exploration and production company to report an adjusted loss of $1.22 per share on revenue of $1.15 billion.

During the same period a year ago, the New York-based company said it had an adjusted net loss of $1.03 per share on revenue of $1.69 billion.

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Shares of Hess were slumping in midday trading on Tuesday as oil prices declined. Crude oil (WTI) was recently down 1.15% to $49.94 per barrel and Brent crude was retreating 1.19% to $50.85 per barrel.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings Team has a "Sell" rating with a score of D+ on the stock.

The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity.

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.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: HES

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