News headlines about Atlantic Power (NYSE:AT) (TSE:ATP) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Atlantic Power earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.038707512457 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Atlantic Power (NYSE:AT) traded up $0.10 on Thursday, reaching $2.45. 290,300 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 863,100. The stock has a market capitalization of $270.75, a PE ratio of -4.37 and a beta of 1.73. The company has a current ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 30.07. Atlantic Power has a 52-week low of $2.20 and a 52-week high of $2.70.

Atlantic Power (NYSE:AT) (TSE:ATP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The utilities provider reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.01. Atlantic Power had a negative net margin of 14.09% and a positive return on equity of 34.66%. sell-side analysts expect that Atlantic Power will post -0.22 EPS for the current year.

AT has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Atlantic Power from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $2.75 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. TD Securities reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $2.50 target price on shares of Atlantic Power in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a hold rating to the company. Atlantic Power has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $2.57.

In other Atlantic Power news, Director Gilbert Samuel Palter purchased 35,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $2.35 per share, for a total transaction of $82,250.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Corporate insiders own 1.60% of the company’s stock.

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About Atlantic Power

Atlantic Power Corporation (Atlantic Power) owns and operates a fleet of power generation assets in the United States and Canada. The Company’s power generation projects sell electricity to utilities and other commercial customers. Atlantic Power’s segments include East U.S., West U.S. and Canada. The Company’s East U.S.

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