IDACORP (IDA) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

News articles about IDACORP (NYSE:IDA) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. IDACORP earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the coal producer an impact score of 47.5267862609475 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on IDA shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of IDACORP from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 7th. BidaskClub cut shares of IDACORP from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of IDACORP in a research note on Friday, September 1st.

IDACORP (NYSE:IDA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The coal producer reported $0.99 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.06 by ($0.07). IDACORP had a return on equity of 9.20% and a net margin of 15.31%. The firm had revenue of $333.01 million for the quarter. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.12 earnings per share.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Monday, November 6th will be issued a dividend of $0.59 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 3rd. This is an increase from IDACORP’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.55. This represents a $2.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.56%. IDACORP’s dividend payout ratio is 55.56%.

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IDACORP, Inc is a holding company. The Company’s principal operating subsidiary is Idaho Power Company (Idaho Power). The Company’s segment is utility operations. The utility operations segment’s primary source of revenue is the regulated operations of Idaho Power. Idaho Power is an electric utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution, sale and purchase of electric energy and capacity.

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