Ultrapar Participacoes (UGP) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of 0.17

News stories about Ultrapar Participacoes (NYSE:UGP) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ultrapar Participacoes earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.827764445294 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

UGP has been the subject of several research reports. Bank of America cut shares of Ultrapar Participacoes from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. BidaskClub cut shares of Ultrapar Participacoes from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ultrapar Participacoes from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $27.00.

Shares of Ultrapar Participacoes (NYSE UGP) traded down $0.34 on Thursday, hitting $21.63. 436,342 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 530,130. Ultrapar Participacoes has a 52-week low of $18.99 and a 52-week high of $25.39. The stock has a market cap of $12,174.14, a PE ratio of 24.04 and a beta of 1.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11, a current ratio of 2.51 and a quick ratio of 1.98.

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