News stories about Spire (NYSE:SR) have trended positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Spire earned a daily sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.8786796505457 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $71.00 price target on shares of Spire in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on shares of Spire from $68.00 to $73.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $73.00 target price on shares of Spire in a report on Monday, October 16th. J P Morgan Chase & Co increased their price objective on shares of Spire from $71.00 to $75.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Spire from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $84.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Spire currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $74.33.
Shares of Spire (NYSE SR) opened at $77.85 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.95, a current ratio of 0.69 and a quick ratio of 0.65. The company has a market cap of $3,757.20, a P/E ratio of 21.99, a P/E/G ratio of 3.95 and a beta of 0.30. Spire has a 12 month low of $61.40 and a 12 month high of $79.60.
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Spire Inc, formerly The Laclede Group, Inc, is engaged to transform its business and pursue growth by growing its gas utility business through prudent investment in infrastructure upgrades and organic growth initiatives; acquire and integrate gas utilities; modernize its gas assets, and invest in innovation.
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