News stories about EQT (NYSE:EQT) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EQT earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 42.1797525302647 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of EQT (EQT) traded down $0.91 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $54.42. The company had a trading volume of 4,116,599 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,128,123. EQT has a 1-year low of $49.63 and a 1-year high of $68.16. The firm has a market cap of $9,510.35, a price-to-earnings ratio of 62.88, a PEG ratio of 4.21 and a beta of 0.76. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a quick ratio of 0.60 and a current ratio of 0.60.

EQT (NYSE:EQT) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The oil and gas producer reported $0.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.17. The business had revenue of $660.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $667.05 million. EQT had a return on equity of 1.61% and a net margin of 1.39%. EQT’s revenue for the quarter was up 18.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.26) EPS. analysts anticipate that EQT will post 0.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 10th were given a dividend of $0.03 per share. This represents a $0.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.22%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 9th. EQT’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 57.15%.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $87.00 price objective on shares of EQT in a report on Thursday, September 14th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 price objective on shares of EQT in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Seaport Global Securities upgraded EQT from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $57.00 to $79.00 in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Scotiabank reiterated an “average” rating and set a $79.00 price objective on shares of EQT in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $79.00 price objective on EQT and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, October 7th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $77.25.

In other EQT news, Chairman David L. Porges sold 53,760 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.14, for a total transaction of $3,179,366.40. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 438,601 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $25,938,863.14. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director A. Bray Jr. Cary purchased 406 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, October 2nd. The shares were bought at an average cost of $65.24 per share, for a total transaction of $26,487.44. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 1.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About EQT

EQT Corporation is a natural gas company. The Company operates through three segments: EQT Production, EQT Gathering and EQT Transmission. The EQT Production segment includes its exploration for, and development and production of, natural gas, natural gas liquids and a limited amount of crude oil, primarily in the Appalachian Basin.

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