Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact UGI (UGI) Share Price
News articles about UGI (NYSE:UGI) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. UGI earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.6862246930087 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Reading school students play chemists for a day (readingeagle.com)
- UGI Corporation (UGI) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- UGI Shares Cross Above 200 DMA (nasdaq.com)
- UGI : Declares Common Dividend (4-traders.com)
- UGI Corporation (UGI) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.25 (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of brokerages have recently commented on UGI. Zacks Investment Research raised UGI from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Barclays lowered their price objective on UGI from $48.00 to $47.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded UGI from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. UGI presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $48.75.
Shares of UGI (NYSE UGI) traded up $0.36 on Monday, hitting $48.98. The stock had a trading volume of 618,149 shares, compared to its average volume of 687,291. UGI has a 52 week low of $43.92 and a 52 week high of $52.00. The company has a quick ratio of 0.84, a current ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07. The company has a market capitalization of $8,418.66, a P/E ratio of 21.23 and a beta of 0.68.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.04%. UGI’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 40.65%.
UGI Corporation is a holding company. The Company distributes, stores, transports and markets energy products and related services. It operates through six segments. The AmeriGas Propane segment consists of the propane distribution business of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. The UGI France segment consists of the French LPG distribution business of its subsidiaries, Antargaz, Finagaz and its liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) distribution businesses.
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