EQT Corporation (EQT) Earns Media Sentiment Score of 0.12

Media coverage about EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty 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 Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.3417884174436 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) opened at $62.78 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 0.60 and a quick ratio of 0.60. The company has a market cap of $10.75 billion, a PE ratio of 71.30, a P/E/G ratio of 5.26 and a beta of 0.79.

EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The oil and gas producer reported $0.12 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.17. The business had revenue of $660.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $667.05 million. EQT Corporation had a return on equity of 1.61% and a net margin of 1.39%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 18.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned ($0.26) EPS. equities analysts predict that EQT Corporation will post 0.79 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 10th will be paid a $0.03 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 9th. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.19%. EQT Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 57.15%.

Several analysts recently issued reports on EQT shares. Stifel Nicolaus increased their target price on EQT Corporation from $79.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Howard Weil raised EQT Corporation from a “sector perform” rating to a “sector outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Scotiabank raised EQT Corporation from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their price target for the company from $77.00 to $81.00 in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Scotia Howard Weill raised EQT Corporation from a “sector perform” rating to a “sector outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Finally, Cowen and Company set a $80.00 price target on EQT Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $78.09.

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In related news, Director A. Bray Jr. Cary purchased 406 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 2nd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $65.24 per share, with a total value of $26,487.44. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 1.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

About EQT Corporation

EQT Corporation is a natural gas company. The Company operates through three segments: EQT Production, EQT Gathering and EQT Transmission. The EQT Production segment includes its exploration for, and development and production of, natural gas, natural gas liquids and a limited amount of crude oil, primarily in the Appalachian Basin.

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