Media coverage about DCP Midstream (NYSE:DCP) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. DCP Midstream earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the pipeline company an impact score of 47.0408453266202 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

DCP Midstream opened at $41.91 on Friday, according to MarketBeat Ratings. The company has a quick ratio of 0.56, a current ratio of 0.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64. DCP Midstream has a 12-month low of $29.70 and a 12-month high of $42.79. The stock has a market cap of $5.88 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 79.08 and a beta of 2.07.

DCP Midstream (NYSE:DCP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 7th. The pipeline company reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.34 by ($0.26). DCP Midstream had a net margin of 2.24% and a return on equity of 3.08%. The business had revenue of $2.14 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.60 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.41 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that DCP Midstream will post 1.2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, May 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, May 8th were given a dividend of $0.78 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, May 7th. This represents a $3.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.44%. DCP Midstream’s payout ratio is 588.68%.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on DCP. ValuEngine upgraded shares of DCP Midstream from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 16th. Deutsche Bank began coverage on shares of DCP Midstream in a research report on Thursday, April 19th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $41.00 target price for the company. Barclays upped their target price on shares of DCP Midstream from $43.00 to $46.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 17th. Morgan Stanley cut their target price on shares of DCP Midstream from $39.00 to $38.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, March 23rd. Finally, Bank of America upgraded shares of DCP Midstream from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their target price for the stock from $33.47 to $42.00 in a research report on Wednesday, March 21st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $40.50.

DCP Midstream Company Profile

DCP Midstream, LP, together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, acquires, and develops a portfolio of midstream energy assets in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Gathering and Processing, and Logistics and Marketing. The Gathering and Processing segment is involved in gathering, compressing, treating, and processing natural gas; producing and fractionating natural gas liquids (NGLs); and recovering condensate.

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