UGI (UGI) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Accern Reports

Media stories about UGI (NYSE:UGI) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. UGI earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.9001487001445 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of UGI (NYSE:UGI) traded down $0.58 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $44.21. The stock had a trading volume of 1,244,766 shares, compared to its average volume of 910,519. UGI has a twelve month low of $43.18 and a twelve month high of $52.00. The company has a quick ratio of 0.84, a current ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,913.05, a P/E ratio of 13.69 and a beta of 0.58.

UGI (NYSE:UGI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The utilities provider reported ($0.02) earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.02). UGI had a return on equity of 11.06% and a net margin of 8.71%. The business had revenue of $1.11 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.09 billion. analysts anticipate that UGI will post 2.62 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Sunday, April 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 14th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.26%. UGI’s dividend payout ratio is 30.96%.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on UGI. Barclays reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $47.00 price target on shares of UGI in a report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded UGI from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, January 25th.

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UGI Company Profile

UGI Corporation is a holding company. The Company distributes, stores, transports and markets energy products and related services. It operates through six segments. The AmeriGas Propane segment consists of the propane distribution business of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. The UGI France segment consists of the French LPG distribution business of its subsidiaries, Antargaz, Finagaz and its liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) distribution businesses.

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