NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Bill Barrett Corp. (BBG) were falling 5.27% to $4.67 Friday after the oil and gas drilling company reported mixed second quarter financial results on Thursday afternoon.
Bill Barrett reported a loss of 8 cents a share for the second quarter, above analysts' estimates of a loss of 10 cents a share for the quarter. Revenue fell 56.8% year over year to $62.7 million for the quarter, below analysts' estimates of $84.86 million.
The company said production volume grew to 1.6 million barrels of oil equivalent in the second quarter, up from 1.3 million barrels in the year-ago quarter, and 9% above the company's production guidance for the quarter.
Bill Barrett raised its 2015 production guidance to a range of 6.1 million to 6.5 million barrels of oil equivalent from its previous guidance of 6 million to 6.4 million barrels of oil equivalent for the year.
TheStreet Ratings team rates BILL BARRETT CORP as a Sell with a ratings score of D. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate BILL BARRETT CORP (BBG) a SELL. This is driven by a number of negative factors, which we believe 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 we cover. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and weak operating cash flow."
You can view the full analysis from the report here: BBG Ratings Report