Media coverage about PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE:PTR) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. PetroChina Company Limited earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.4224528218778 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Shares of PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE PTR) opened at 64.23 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $117.55 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.14 and a beta of 1.17. PetroChina Company Limited has a one year low of $60.69 and a one year high of $81.80. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $64.01 and a 200-day moving average price of $65.67.
The company also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Monday, November 6th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 7th will be issued a dividend of $1.0381 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 6th. This represents a dividend yield of 3.21%. This is an increase from PetroChina Company Limited’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.55. PetroChina Company Limited’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 86.88%.
Several research analysts have issued reports on PTR shares. Macquarie upgraded PetroChina Company Limited from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Morgan Stanley upgraded PetroChina Company Limited from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. BidaskClub upgraded PetroChina Company Limited from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Sanford C. Bernstein lowered PetroChina Company Limited from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, Mizuho lowered PetroChina Company Limited from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold”.
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About PetroChina Company Limited
PetroChina Company Limited is a China-based company principally engaged in the production and distribution of oil and gas. The Company mainly operates through four business segments. The Exploration and Production segment is principally engaged in the exploration, development, production and sales of crude oil and natural gas.
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