SemGroup (SEMG) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Finds

News headlines about SemGroup (NYSE:SEMG) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SemGroup earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the pipeline company an impact score of 46.732730964575 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut SemGroup from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, December 21st. BidaskClub raised SemGroup from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Wells Fargo & Co raised SemGroup from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target on shares of SemGroup in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, SunTrust Banks set a $29.00 price target on SemGroup and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 16th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. SemGroup currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $31.00.

Shares of SemGroup (NYSE SEMG) traded up $0.20 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $30.20. The stock had a trading volume of 816,586 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,124,403. SemGroup has a 1 year low of $21.35 and a 1 year high of $43.05. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.78. The company has a market capitalization of $2,376.29, a PE ratio of -377.50 and a beta of 2.04.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 20th were issued a $0.45 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, November 17th. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.96%. SemGroup’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -2,250.00%.

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