Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Star Gas Partners, L.P. (SGU) Share Price

Media stories about Star Gas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SGU) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Star Gas Partners, L.P. earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the pipeline company an impact score of 47.0024401961676 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Separately, BidaskClub cut Star Gas Partners, L.P. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 8th.

Shares of Star Gas Partners, L.P. (SGU) traded up 1.28% during trading on Monday, reaching $11.05. The company had a trading volume of 46,444 shares. Star Gas Partners, L.P. has a 52-week low of $9.00 and a 52-week high of $11.70. The stock has a market capitalization of $617.55 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.00 and a beta of 0.29. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $10.96 and a 200 day moving average of $10.47.

Star Gas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SGU) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The pipeline company reported ($0.24) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.17) by ($0.07). The business had revenue of $225.80 million for the quarter. Star Gas Partners, L.P. had a net margin of 1.96% and a return on equity of 7.90%. Equities research analysts forecast that Star Gas Partners, L.P. will post $0.55 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 23rd will be issued a dividend of $0.11 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, October 20th. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.98%. Star Gas Partners, L.P.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 95.65%.

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Star Gas Partners, L.P. Company Profile

Star Gas Partners, L.P. is a service energy provider. The Company is a home heating oil and propane distributor and services provider. It also sells gasoline and diesel fuel to customers on a delivery only basis. The Company installs, maintains and repairs heating and air conditioning equipment, and provides these services outside its customer base, including service contracts for natural gas and other heating systems.

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