News articles about Calpine (NYSE:CPN) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog 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. Calpine earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.1186984550489 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

CPN has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Calpine from a “strong sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target on the stock in a report on Friday, October 13th. SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and issued a $15.00 price target on shares of Calpine in a report on Friday, November 17th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada restated a “hold” rating and issued a $15.25 price target on shares of Calpine in a report on Monday, October 30th. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Calpine presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $15.08.

Calpine (CPN) remained flat at $$15.07 during trading hours on Tuesday. The stock had a trading volume of 4,113,971 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,954,030. Calpine has a fifty-two week low of $9.30 and a fifty-two week high of $15.16. The company has a market capitalization of $5,430.00, a PE ratio of -215.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.88 and a beta of 1.05. The company has a quick ratio of 1.10, a current ratio of 1.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.39.

Calpine (NYSE:CPN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The utilities provider reported $0.63 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.01. Calpine had a negative net margin of 0.27% and a negative return on equity of 7.68%. sell-side analysts predict that Calpine will post 0.43 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CEO Thad Hill sold 38,304 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.08, for a total value of $577,624.32. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 559,237 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,433,293.96. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP W. Thaddeus Miller sold 177,627 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.12, for a total transaction of $2,685,720.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Calpine Company Profile

Calpine Corporation is a power generation company. The Company is engaged in the ownership and operation of primarily natural gas-fired and geothermal power plants in North America. The Company’s segments include West (including geothermal), Texas and East (including Canada). In the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, the Company has generating units capable of burning either natural gas or fuel oil.

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