National Fuel Gas Co. (NYSE:NFG)’s share price reached a new 52-week low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $44.22 and last traded at $44.28, with a volume of 285618 shares. The stock had previously closed at $45.01.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on NFG. Zacks Investment Research raised National Fuel Gas from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $41.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, August 8th. ValuEngine upgraded National Fuel Gas from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 2nd. Finally, TheStreet cut National Fuel Gas from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Friday, July 19th.

The firm has a market cap of $3.74 billion, a PE ratio of 12.88, a P/E/G ratio of 4.75 and a beta of 0.74. The company has a current ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00. The business has a fifty day moving average price of $46.95 and a 200 day moving average price of $52.81.

National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 1st. The oil and gas producer reported $0.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.63 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $357.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $400.88 million. National Fuel Gas had a return on equity of 14.53% and a net margin of 17.46%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.73 EPS. On average, research analysts expect that National Fuel Gas Co. will post 3.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a — dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 15th. Investors of record on Monday, September 30th will be issued a $0.435 dividend. This represents a yield of 3.6%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 27th. National Fuel Gas’s payout ratio is currently 52.10%.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Stonebridge Capital Advisors LLC bought a new stake in National Fuel Gas in the second quarter valued at about $26,000. Prestige Wealth Management Group LLC purchased a new stake in National Fuel Gas during the second quarter worth about $37,000. Advisory Alpha LLC purchased a new stake in National Fuel Gas during the first quarter worth about $50,000. FinTrust Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in National Fuel Gas during the second quarter worth about $53,000. Finally, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC purchased a new stake in National Fuel Gas during the second quarter worth about $69,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 73.23% of the company’s stock.

National Fuel Gas Company Profile (NYSE:NFG)

National Fuel Gas Company operates as a diversified energy company. It operates through five segments: Exploration and Production, Pipeline and Storage, Gathering, Utility, and Energy Marketing. The Exploration and Production segment explores for, develops, and produces natural gas and oil in California and in the Appalachian region of the United States.

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