News headlines about Hawaiian Electric Industries (NYSE:HE) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hawaiian Electric Industries earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.5198173869875 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Hawaiian Electric Industries (NYSE:HE) traded down $0.40 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $36.32. The stock had a trading volume of 505,037 shares, compared to its average volume of 451,527. Hawaiian Electric Industries has a 1 year low of $31.71 and a 1 year high of $38.72. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a current ratio of 0.83. The company has a market cap of $3,950.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.66, a PEG ratio of 5.30 and a beta of 0.50.

Hawaiian Electric Industries (NYSE:HE) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by ($0.02). Hawaiian Electric Industries had a return on equity of 8.64% and a net margin of 7.14%. The business had revenue of $673.19 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $648.93 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.58 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Hawaiian Electric Industries will post 1.64 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, December 12th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd were given a $0.31 dividend. This represents a $1.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 21st. Hawaiian Electric Industries’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 76.07%.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on HE shares. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised their target price on Hawaiian Electric Industries from $33.00 to $34.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised Hawaiian Electric Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 28th. Bank of America assumed coverage on Hawaiian Electric Industries in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. They issued an “underperform” rating and a $34.00 price objective for the company. Finally, BidaskClub raised Hawaiian Electric Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.33.

In other news, Director Thomas B. Fargo sold 5,500 shares of Hawaiian Electric Industries stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.46, for a total value of $200,530.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.90% of the company’s stock.

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Hawaiian Electric Industries Company Profile

Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc is a holding company with its principal subsidiaries engaged in electric utility and banking businesses operating primarily in the State of Hawaii. The Company’s subsidiaries include Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc (Hawaiian Electric) and ASB Hawaii, Inc (ASB Hawaii).

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