Press coverage about Ultrapar Participacoes (NYSE:UGP) has trended positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ultrapar Participacoes earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.5074558293405 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on UGP. BidaskClub downgraded Ultrapar Participacoes from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. HSBC Holdings plc downgraded Ultrapar Participacoes from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Ultrapar Participacoes from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation downgraded Ultrapar Participacoes from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold”.

Ultrapar Participacoes (NYSE:UGP) opened at 25.00 on Thursday. Ultrapar Participacoes has a 52-week low of $18.38 and a 52-week high of $25.13. The company has a market capitalization of $13.58 billion, a P/E ratio of 30.45 and a beta of 1.13. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $23.81 and a 200 day moving average price of $23.28.

The company also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 5th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 21st were issued a $0.2694 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 2.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 17th. Ultrapar Participacoes’s payout ratio is currently 67.50%.

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