Media headlines about ONE Gas (NYSE:OGS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ONE Gas earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.4386237739083 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

ONE Gas (OGS) traded up $0.10 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $77.45. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 220,953 shares, compared to its average volume of 189,276. The company has a market cap of $4,045.99, a PE ratio of 25.89, a PEG ratio of 4.09 and a beta of 0.11. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62, a quick ratio of 0.73 and a current ratio of 1.14. ONE Gas has a 52-week low of $60.75 and a 52-week high of $79.51.

ONE Gas (NYSE:OGS) last released its earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The utilities provider reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $247.14 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $242.75 million. ONE Gas had a return on equity of 8.22% and a net margin of 10.42%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.24 EPS. equities analysts expect that ONE Gas will post 3.01 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 13th were issued a dividend of $0.42 per share. This represents a $1.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 10th. ONE Gas’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 56.19%.

A number of research firms recently commented on OGS. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of ONE Gas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of ONE Gas from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. Jefferies Group restated a “sell” rating and issued a $62.00 price objective on shares of ONE Gas in a research report on Sunday, September 10th. Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on shares of ONE Gas from $68.00 to $72.00 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, UBS cut shares of ONE Gas from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and upped their price objective for the company from $71.00 to $72.00 in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $70.60.

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ONE Gas Company Profile

ONE Gas, Inc is a regulated natural gas distribution utility in the United States. The Company provides natural gas distribution services. The Company distributes natural gas in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. The Company serves residential, commercial and industrial, transportation and wholesale and public authority customers.

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