News headlines about Parkland Fuel (TSE:PKI) have been trending positive on Thursday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Parkland Fuel earned a news impact score of 2.33 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media stories about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

PKI has been the subject of several analyst reports. Desjardins raised their target price on Parkland Fuel from C$46.00 to C$47.00 in a research report on Wednesday, October 10th. National Bank Financial lowered their target price on Parkland Fuel from C$52.00 to C$49.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, November 5th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lowered their target price on Parkland Fuel from C$43.00 to C$41.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, November 5th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Parkland Fuel currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of C$43.57.

PKI stock opened at C$37.28 on Thursday. Parkland Fuel has a 1-year low of C$25.12 and a 1-year high of C$47.45. The company has a current ratio of 0.91, a quick ratio of 0.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 126.55.

Parkland Fuel (TSE:PKI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 1st. The company reported C$0.36 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of C$0.60 by C($0.24). The firm had revenue of C$3.85 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of C$3.24 billion. As a group, equities analysts anticipate that Parkland Fuel will post 2.66000019158665 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 15th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 22nd were given a $0.098 dividend. This represents a $1.18 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, October 19th. Parkland Fuel’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 88.51%.

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Parkland Fuel Company Profile

Parkland Fuel Corporation operates as an independent marketer and distributor of fuels and petroleum products in Canada and the United States. Its Retails Fuels segment supplies and supports a network of 1,848 retail gas stations under the Ultramar, Esso, Fas Gas Plus, Pioneer, Chevron, Race Trac, On the Run/Marché Express, Short Stop, Town Pantry, Dépanneur du Coin/Corner Store, Snack Express, Verve, and others brands, as well as operates convenience stores under the On the Run/Marché Express brand.

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