Headlines about PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE:PTR) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news 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. PetroChina Company Limited earned a daily sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.2416055117661 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of PetroChina Company Limited from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Macquarie raised shares of PetroChina Company Limited from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Morgan Stanley raised shares of PetroChina Company Limited from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Mizuho lowered shares of PetroChina Company Limited from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein lowered shares of PetroChina Company Limited from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold”.

Shares of PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE:PTR) traded down 0.14% on Tuesday, reaching $63.38. 89,888 shares of the company were exchanged. The company’s 50-day moving average is $63.72 and its 200-day moving average is $66.99. PetroChina Company Limited has a 52 week low of $60.69 and a 52 week high of $81.80. The company has a market capitalization of $116.00 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.61 and a beta of 1.19.

The firm also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Monday, November 6th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 7th will be issued a dividend of $1.0381 per share. This represents a yield of 3.21%. This is a boost from PetroChina Company Limited’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.55. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 6th. PetroChina Company Limited’s dividend payout ratio is presently 86.88%.

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About PetroChina Company Limited

PetroChina Company Limited is a China-based company principally engaged in the production and distribution of oil and gas. The Company mainly operates through four business segments. The Exploration and Production segment is principally engaged in the exploration, development, production and sales of crude oil and natural gas.

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