News articles about Algonquin Power & Utilities (NYSE:AQN) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Algonquin Power & Utilities earned a daily sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 44.829195906942 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Start Your TFSA With These 3 Safe Dividend Stocks (ca.finance.yahoo.com)
- Notable Two Hundred Day Moving Average Cross – AQN (nasdaq.com)
- Brokerages Anticipate Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (AQN) to Announce $0.12 EPS (americanbankingnews.com)
- Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. announces dates for 2017 fourth quarter and year-end financial results release and conference call (finance.yahoo.com)
Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Algonquin Power & Utilities from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th.
Algonquin Power & Utilities (NYSE:AQN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The utilities provider reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.03. Algonquin Power & Utilities had a return on equity of 8.30% and a net margin of 10.20%. sell-side analysts anticipate that Algonquin Power & Utilities will post 0.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 12th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th were issued a $0.1165 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $0.47 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.54%. Algonquin Power & Utilities’s payout ratio is 123.68%.
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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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