NRG Yield (NYLD) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.11

News stories about NRG Yield (NYSE:NYLD) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. NRG Yield earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.9108188908496 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

NYLD has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Deutsche Bank AG lowered NRG Yield from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their price objective for the stock from $19.00 to $18.00 in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) lowered NRG Yield from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $19.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised NRG Yield from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. BidaskClub lowered NRG Yield from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Bank of America Corporation initiated coverage on NRG Yield in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $18.00 price objective on the stock. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $19.75.

NRG Yield (NYSE NYLD) opened at $19.30 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $3.41 billion, a PE ratio of 44.29, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.86 and a beta of 2.53. The company has a quick ratio of 1.03, a current ratio of 1.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.40.

NRG Yield (NYSE:NYLD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.58 by ($0.31). The firm had revenue of $265.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $311.81 million. NRG Yield had a net margin of 4.10% and a return on equity of 1.75%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.30 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that NRG Yield will post 0.87 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be paid a $0.288 dividend. This is a boost from NRG Yield’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.28. This represents a $1.15 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.97%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. NRG Yield’s payout ratio is currently 266.67%.

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About NRG Yield

NRG Yield, Inc serves as the primary vehicle, through which NRG Energy, Inc owns, operates and acquires contracted renewable and conventional generation and thermal infrastructure assets. It owns a diversified portfolio of contracted renewable and conventional generation and thermal infrastructure assets in the United States.

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