Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Pembina Pipeline (PBA) Stock Price
News articles about Pembina Pipeline (NYSE:PBA) (TSE:PPL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pembina Pipeline earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the pipeline company an impact score of 47.5432088875777 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on PBA shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Pembina Pipeline from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. Macquarie downgraded Pembina Pipeline from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Pembina Pipeline has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $39.00.
Pembina Pipeline (NYSE:PBA) traded up $0.08 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $35.43. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 455,173 shares, compared to its average volume of 528,000. Pembina Pipeline has a 1 year low of $30.32 and a 1 year high of $36.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 0.60 and a current ratio of 0.78. The stock has a market capitalization of $17,820.00, a P/E ratio of 35.79 and a beta of 0.74.
Pembina Pipeline (NYSE:PBA) (TSE:PPL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The pipeline company reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by ($0.08). Pembina Pipeline had a net margin of 11.66% and a return on equity of 8.36%. equities analysts predict that Pembina Pipeline will post 1.19 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a jan 18 dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 25th will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a yield of 4.93%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 24th. Pembina Pipeline’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 169.70%.
Pembina Pipeline Company Profile
Pembina Pipeline Corporation is an energy transportation and service provider. The Company operates through four segments. The Conventional Pipelines segment consists of the tariff-based operations of pipelines and related facilities to deliver crude oil, condensate and natural gas liquids (NGL) in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and North Dakota, United States.
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