Media coverage about Pampa Energia (NYSE:PAM) has been trending positive this week, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Pampa Energia earned a coverage optimism score of 0.37 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.811764721402 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Pampa Energia (PAM) opened at $59.00 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.27, a quick ratio of 1.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.81. The firm has a market cap of $4,334.14, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.77, a PEG ratio of 0.34 and a beta of 0.92. Pampa Energia has a 52-week low of $45.24 and a 52-week high of $72.98.

Pampa Energia (NYSE:PAM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 10th. The utilities provider reported $0.96 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by $0.82. The firm had revenue of $1 billion for the quarter. Pampa Energia had a net margin of 6.65% and a return on equity of 24.73%. sell-side analysts expect that Pampa Energia will post 2.79 earnings per share for the current year.

PAM has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Santander upgraded shares of Pampa Energia from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 15th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Pampa Energia from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Pampa Energia from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $78.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Saturday, December 23rd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $74.00.

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About Pampa Energia

Pampa Energia SA is an integrated electricity company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Argentina. Its segments include generation, transmission, distribution, oil and gas, and holding and others. Its generation segment includes a direct and indirect equity interest in Central Piedra Buena SA, Central Termica Guemes SA, Central Termica Loma de la Lata SA and Pampa Comercializadora S.A, among others, and investments in companies in the electricity generation sector.

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