Media coverage about NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NextEra Energy Partners earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the solar energy provider an impact score of 47.1869601032935 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on NEP shares. Bank of America reissued an “underperform” rating and set a $35.00 price objective on shares of NextEra Energy Partners in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Barclays reissued an “overweight” rating and set a $44.00 price objective (up from $39.00) on shares of NextEra Energy Partners in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. BidaskClub downgraded shares of NextEra Energy Partners from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. TheStreet downgraded shares of NextEra Energy Partners from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of NextEra Energy Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, September 29th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $39.45.
NextEra Energy Partners (NEP) traded up $0.48 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $39.36. 178,472 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 276,135. The company has a current ratio of 3.20, a quick ratio of 3.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.04. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,041.46, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.27, a PEG ratio of 3.85 and a beta of 1.19. NextEra Energy Partners has a twelve month low of $23.90 and a twelve month high of $44.00.
NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The solar energy provider reported $0.01 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.37 by ($0.36). NextEra Energy Partners had a net margin of 10.38% and a return on equity of 3.57%. The firm had revenue of $177.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $243.16 million. equities analysts expect that NextEra Energy Partners will post 0.91 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 14th. Investors of record on Monday, November 6th were issued a $0.3925 dividend. This represents a $1.57 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.99%. This is an increase from NextEra Energy Partners’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.38. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 3rd. NextEra Energy Partners’s payout ratio is presently 113.77%.
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NextEra Energy Partners Company Profile
Nextera Energy Partners, LP is a limited partnership formed to acquire, manage and own contracted clean energy projects. The Company, through its limited partnership interest in NextEra Energy Operating Partners, LP (NEP OpCo), owns a portfolio of contracted renewable generation assets consisting of wind and solar projects, as well as contracted natural gas pipeline assets.
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