Media coverage about Calpine (NYSE:CPN) has been trending positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Calpine earned a media sentiment score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.8249313075872 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Calpine (NYSE CPN) opened at $15.10 on Friday. Calpine has a fifty-two week low of $9.30 and a fifty-two week high of $15.16. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,444.58, a PE ratio of -215.68, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.70 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a quick ratio of 1.10, a current ratio of 1.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.39.

Several research firms have weighed in on CPN. Zacks Investment Research raised Calpine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. 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 analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.75.

In related news, CEO Thad Hill sold 38,304 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.08, for a total transaction of $577,624.32. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 559,237 shares in the company, valued at $8,433,293.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP W. Thaddeus Miller sold 177,627 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.12, for a total value 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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About Calpine

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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