Media coverage about National Grid Transco (NYSE:NGG) has trended positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. National Grid Transco earned a media sentiment score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.5869726211145 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

NGG has been the topic of several recent research reports. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “buy” rating on shares of National Grid Transco in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Deutsche Bank raised shares of National Grid Transco from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of National Grid Transco from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. ValuEngine raised shares of National Grid Transco from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised shares of National Grid Transco from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, November 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. National Grid Transco has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $69.00.

National Grid Transco (NYSE:NGG) traded down $0.24 during trading on Monday, reaching $59.33. 528,904 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 515,975. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32, a quick ratio of 0.71 and a current ratio of 0.77. National Grid Transco has a 12 month low of $58.42 and a 12 month high of $75.24.

The company also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 10th. Investors of record on Friday, November 24th will be given a $1.0169 dividend. This represents a yield of 3.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 22nd. National Grid Transco’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 58.62%.

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National Grid Transco Company Profile

National Grid plc is an electricity and gas utility company focused on transmission and distribution activities in electricity and gas in both the United Kingdom and the United States. The Company’s segments include UK Electricity Transmission, which is engaged in high voltage electricity transmission networks in Great Britain; UK Gas Transmission, which is the gas transmission network in Great Britain and United Kingdom liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage activities; UK Gas Distribution, which includes approximately four of the eight regional networks of Great Britain’s gas distribution system, and US Regulated, which includes gas distribution networks, electricity distribution networks and high voltage electricity transmission networks in New York, and New England and electricity generation facilities in New York.

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