News stories about Keyera (TSE:KEY) have trended positive on Friday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Keyera earned a media sentiment score of 2.07 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned headlines 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 company’s share price in the next few days.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on KEY shares. BMO Capital Markets downgraded Keyera from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and dropped their target price for the company from C$43.00 to C$36.00 in a report on Wednesday, November 7th. Royal Bank of Canada dropped their target price on Keyera from C$45.00 to C$39.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 8th. Raymond James raised their target price on Keyera from C$42.00 to C$43.00 in a report on Friday, October 5th. GMP Securities dropped their target price on Keyera from C$40.00 to C$38.00 in a report on Thursday, November 8th. Finally, National Bank Financial dropped their target price on Keyera from C$45.00 to C$44.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 7th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of C$41.55.

Shares of TSE:KEY opened at C$27.83 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 87.04, a quick ratio of 0.60 and a current ratio of 0.97. Keyera has a one year low of C$27.67 and a one year high of C$38.91.

Keyera (TSE:KEY) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 6th. The company reported C$0.17 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of C$0.42 by C($0.25). The company had revenue of C$1.16 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of C$1.15 billion. On average, equities research analysts expect that Keyera will post 1.73940227323738 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 17th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 17th will be issued a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 21st. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.47%. Keyera’s dividend payout ratio is presently 109.40%.

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About Keyera

Keyera Corp. engages in the transportation, storage, and marketing of natural gas liquids (NGLs) and iso-octane in Canada and the United States. The company's Marketing segment is involved in the marketing of NGLs, such as propane, butane, condensate, sulphur, and iso-octane, as well as various crude oil midstream activities.

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