Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (PAA) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

News stories about Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the pipeline company an impact score of 45.5215444859908 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of analysts recently issued reports on PAA shares. Scotiabank reissued a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price target on shares of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. in a report on Thursday, April 27th. Deutsche Bank AG lowered their price target on shares of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. from $39.00 to $34.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, May 30th. UBS AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target (down from $34.00) on shares of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. in a report on Wednesday, May 10th. Mizuho raised shares of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, July 10th. Finally, Raymond James Financial, Inc. set a $24.00 price objective on shares of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $30.19.

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) opened at 20.40 on Friday. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. has a 52 week low of $20.00 and a 52 week high of $33.95. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $25.48 and its 200 day moving average is $28.57. The stock has a market cap of $14.79 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.74 and a beta of 0.95.

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 7th. The pipeline company reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.05. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. had a net margin of 4.42% and a return on equity of 10.14%. The company had revenue of $6.08 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.50 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned ($0.12) EPS. The company’s revenue was up 22.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts expect that Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. will post $1.61 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 14th. Stockholders of record on Monday, July 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.55 per share. This represents a $2.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 10.78%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 27th. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.’s dividend payout ratio is currently 165.41%.

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About Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure and provide logistics services for crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), natural gas and refined products. The Company operates through three segments: Transportation, Facilities, and Supply and Logistics. The Company’s transportation segment operations consist of activities associated with transporting crude oil and NGL on pipelines, gathering systems, trucks and barges.

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