Why SandRidge Energy (SD) Stock Tanked Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- SandRidge Energy (SD) shares closed trading down -9.9% to $5.19 on Thursday after analysts at Global Hunter Securities  (GBLHF) lowered the company's rating to "neutral" from "accumulate" following its disappointing second quarter earnings results.

The firm also lowered its price target to $7 from $8 after the company reported a 27% decline in quarterly revenue to $374.7 million, short of analysts expectations of $391.9 million. 

Earnings for the quarter were 6 cents per diluted share, 2 cents better than analysts expected.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates SANDRIDGE ENERGY INC as a Hold with a ratings score of C. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate SANDRIDGE ENERGY INC (SD) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed - some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

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