Headlines about Algonquin Power & Utilities (NYSE:AQN) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Algonquin Power & Utilities earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 47.5403093506419 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Algonquin Power & Utilities from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, August 14th.
Algonquin Power & Utilities (NYSE AQN) traded up $0.06 on Thursday, hitting $11.07. The stock had a trading volume of 128,473 shares, compared to its average volume of 110,088. Algonquin Power & Utilities has a 12 month low of $8.30 and a 12 month high of $11.34. The company has a quick ratio of 0.76, a current ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32. The company has a market cap of $4,260.00, a P/E ratio of 19.52, a PEG ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 0.81.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a $0.1165 dividend. This represents a $0.47 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.21%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. Algonquin Power & Utilities’s dividend payout ratio is presently 117.50%.
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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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