Just Energy Group (JE) Given Media Sentiment Rating of 0.21

News headlines about Just Energy Group (NYSE:JE) (TSE:JE) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Just Energy Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.0864423787283 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Just Energy Group (NYSE:JE) traded up $0.08 on Monday, hitting $4.23. 117,200 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 207,477. Just Energy Group has a one year low of $4.00 and a one year high of $6.35. The firm has a market capitalization of $621.19, a PE ratio of 7.83 and a beta of 0.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.21, a quick ratio of 0.78 and a current ratio of 0.82.

Just Energy Group (NYSE:JE) (TSE:JE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The utilities provider reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.08 by ($0.07). Just Energy Group had a negative return on equity of 158.39% and a net margin of 4.95%. sell-side analysts forecast that Just Energy Group will post 0.24 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th were issued a dividend of $0.0982 per share. This represents a $0.39 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.28%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 14th. Just Energy Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 74.07%.

JE has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Just Energy Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $7.25 target price on shares of Just Energy Group in a report on Monday, October 16th. HC Wainwright reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $10.00 target price on shares of Just Energy Group in a report on Friday, November 10th. TD Securities cut shares of Just Energy Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Just Energy Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $7.17.

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Just Energy Group Company Profile

Just Energy Group Inc (Just Energy) is an energy management solutions provider engaged in electricity, natural gas, solar and green energy. The Company’s segments include Consumer Energy and Commercial Energy. The Company operates in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, offering a range of energy products, including long-term fixed-price, variable rate and flat bill programs; home energy management services, including smart thermostats and tools to manage energy use at the appliance level, and residential solar panel installations.

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