News headlines about InfraREIT (NYSE:HIFR) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. InfraREIT earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.5399107613626 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of InfraREIT (NYSE:HIFR) traded up $0.10 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $22.33. 122,620 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 120,781. InfraREIT has a 12 month low of $14.59 and a 12 month high of $23.22. The company has a quick ratio of 0.35, a current ratio of 0.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90.

InfraREIT (NYSE:HIFR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by ($0.12). InfraREIT had a return on equity of 6.46% and a net margin of 27.06%. The firm had revenue of $40.42 million for the quarter. equities analysts forecast that InfraREIT will post 1.4 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 19th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 29th were paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.48%. InfraREIT’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 86.21%.

A number of research firms have issued reports on HIFR. BidaskClub lowered shares of InfraREIT from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Evercore ISI reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of InfraREIT in a research note on Saturday, September 30th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $22.00 target price on shares of InfraREIT in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of InfraREIT from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, September 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $23.67.

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In other news, major shareholder Insurance & Annuity A. Teachers sold 150,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.14, for a total transaction of $3,321,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 4,422,394 shares in the company, valued at approximately $97,911,803.16. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Insurance & Annuity A. Teachers sold 44,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.35, for a total value of $983,400.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 4,378,394 shares in the company, valued at $97,857,105.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 424,088 shares of company stock valued at $9,397,774. 28.00% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

About InfraREIT

InfraREIT, Inc is a real estate investment trust. The Company is engaged in owning and leasing rate-regulated transmission and distribution (T&D) assets in Texas. It leases its T&D assets to Sharyland Utilities, L.P. Its assets are located in the Texas Panhandle near Amarillo, the Permian Basin in and around Stanton, Central Texas around Brady, Northeast Texas in and around Celeste and South Texas near McAllen.

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