Canadian Natural Resource (CNQ) Receives Daily Media Impact Score of 0.14

Headlines about Canadian Natural Resource (NYSE:CNQ) (TSE:CNQ) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Canadian Natural Resource earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 46.8852177535087 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Canadian Natural Resource (NYSE CNQ) traded up $0.13 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $36.66. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,526,552 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,040,620. The company has a quick ratio of 0.56, a current ratio of 0.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67. The company has a market capitalization of $44,790.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.48, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.93 and a beta of 1.46. Canadian Natural Resource has a 12-month low of $27.52 and a 12-month high of $37.37.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, January 1st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 12th were paid a $0.214 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, December 11th. This represents a $0.86 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.33%. Canadian Natural Resource’s dividend payout ratio is 49.16%.

Several research firms recently issued reports on CNQ. Zacks Investment Research lowered Canadian Natural Resource from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 target price on shares of Canadian Natural Resource in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Morgan Stanley upped their target price on Canadian Natural Resource from $46.00 to $52.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, October 13th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Canadian Natural Resource currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $45.71.

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About Canadian Natural Resource

Canadian Natural Resources Limited is an independent crude oil and natural gas exploration, development and production company. The Company’s segments include Exploration and Production, Oil Sands Mining and Upgrading, and Midstream. The Exploration and Production segment includes exploration, development, production and marketing of crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas.

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