Media headlines about EQT Midstream Partners (NYSE:EQM) have trended somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EQT Midstream Partners earned a news sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the pipeline company an impact score of 46.9075256301582 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on EQM shares. Jefferies Financial Group started coverage on shares of EQT Midstream Partners in a research report on Wednesday, July 25th. They set a “buy” rating and a $65.00 price objective on the stock. Wells Fargo & Co cut shares of EQT Midstream Partners from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $69.00 to $77.00 in a research report on Monday, July 30th. Morgan Stanley cut their price objective on shares of EQT Midstream Partners from $65.00 to $61.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday. Stifel Nicolaus cut their price objective on shares of EQT Midstream Partners from $66.00 to $62.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday. Finally, Deutsche Bank started coverage on shares of EQT Midstream Partners in a research report on Friday, April 20th. They set a “buy” rating and a $78.00 price objective on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $64.08.

Shares of NYSE EQM opened at $54.68 on Friday. EQT Midstream Partners has a fifty-two week low of $48.91 and a fifty-two week high of $77.97. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.86 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.54 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a current ratio of 1.42, a quick ratio of 1.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.39.

EQT Midstream Partners (NYSE:EQM) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The pipeline company reported $1.09 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.38 by ($0.29). EQT Midstream Partners had a net margin of 63.76% and a return on equity of 26.66%. The business had revenue of $269.76 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $247.61 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.27 EPS. EQT Midstream Partners’s revenue was up 37.1% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that EQT Midstream Partners will post 5.92 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 14th. Investors of record on Friday, August 3rd were given a $1.09 dividend. This is a boost from EQT Midstream Partners’s previous quarterly dividend of $1.07. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 2nd. This represents a $4.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.97%. EQT Midstream Partners’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 84.01%.

In other EQT Midstream Partners news, Director Michael A. Bryson purchased 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 29th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $55.53 per share, with a total value of $55,530.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 1,175 shares in the company, valued at $65,247.75. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

About EQT Midstream Partners

EQT Midstream Partners, LP provides natural gas gathering, transmission, and storage services in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio. The company owns, operates, acquires, and develops midstream assets in the Appalachian Basin. The company also owned approximately 300 miles of high pressure gathering lines and 1,500 miles of federal energy regulatory commission (FERC) regulated low pressure gathering lines; and approximately 950 miles of FERC regulated interstate pipelines.

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