Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

Headlines about Algonquin Power & Utilities (NYSE:AQN) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Algonquin Power & Utilities earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.6586387605574 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Algonquin Power & Utilities from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, September 25th.

Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN) traded up $0.12 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $11.18. 102,252 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 110,788. The company has a quick ratio of 0.76, a current ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32. Algonquin Power & Utilities has a 52 week low of $8.33 and a 52 week high of $11.34. The firm has a market cap of $4,280.00, a P/E ratio of 27.95, a PEG ratio of 1.36 and a beta of 0.81.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a dividend of $0.1165 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $0.47 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.17%. Algonquin Power & Utilities’s payout ratio is presently 117.50%.

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About Algonquin Power & Utilities

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of utility assets in North America. The company generates and sells electrical energy through a portfolio of non-regulated renewable and clean energy power generation facilities.

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