InfraREIT (HIFR) Given Coverage Optimism Score of 0.16

Press coverage about InfraREIT (NYSE:HIFR) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. InfraREIT earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.7280454783206 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

HIFR has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of InfraREIT from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. Wolfe Research lowered shares of InfraREIT from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Monday, December 18th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “hold” rating and issued a $18.00 price objective on shares of InfraREIT in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of InfraREIT from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $22.33.

Shares of InfraREIT (NYSE HIFR) opened at $19.98 on Tuesday. InfraREIT has a 1 year low of $16.75 and a 1 year high of $23.22. The stock has a market cap of $868.88, a P/E ratio of 71.36, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.05 and a beta of 0.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 0.29 and a current ratio of 0.29.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 19th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 29th will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.01%. InfraREIT’s payout ratio is presently 357.14%.

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About InfraREIT

InfraREIT, Inc is a real estate investment trust. The Company is engaged in owning and leasing rate-regulated transmission and distribution (T&D) assets in Texas. It leases its T&D assets to Sharyland Utilities, L.P. Its assets are located in the Texas Panhandle near Amarillo, the Permian Basin in and around Stanton, Central Texas around Brady, Northeast Texas in and around Celeste and South Texas near McAllen.

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