Media coverage about National Grid Transco (NYSE:NGG) has been trending positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. National Grid Transco earned a news impact score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.9247999486198 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.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised National Grid Transco from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. ValuEngine raised shares of National Grid Transco from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Deutsche Bank raised shares of National Grid Transco from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of National Grid Transco in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised shares of National Grid Transco from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, November 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $69.00.

National Grid Transco (NYSE:NGG) traded up $0.36 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $59.68. 527,941 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 516,224. National Grid Transco has a 12-month low of $58.42 and a 12-month high of $75.24. The company has a quick ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 0.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32.

The firm also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 10th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 24th will be given a dividend of $1.0169 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 3.44%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 22nd.

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About National Grid Transco

National Grid plc is an electricity and gas utility company focused on transmission and distribution activities in electricity and gas in both the United Kingdom and the United States. The Company’s segments include UK Electricity Transmission, which is engaged in high voltage electricity transmission networks in Great Britain; UK Gas Transmission, which is the gas transmission network in Great Britain and United Kingdom liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage activities; UK Gas Distribution, which includes approximately four of the eight regional networks of Great Britain’s gas distribution system, and US Regulated, which includes gas distribution networks, electricity distribution networks and high voltage electricity transmission networks in New York, and New England and electricity generation facilities in New York.

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