Press coverage about VOC Energy Trust (NYSE:VOC) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. VOC Energy Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 47.1203928998456 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Shares of VOC Energy Trust (NYSE:VOC) traded up $0.05 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $5.20. 8,038 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 70,565. VOC Energy Trust has a twelve month low of $3.15 and a twelve month high of $6.66. The stock has a market capitalization of $87.72, a PE ratio of 10.34 and a beta of 0.79.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 14th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.11 per share. This is a boost from VOC Energy Trust’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.46%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, January 29th. VOC Energy Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 88.00%.
Separately, ValuEngine cut shares of VOC Energy Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st.
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About VOC Energy Trust
VOC Energy Trust is a statutory trust formed by VOC Brazos Energy Partners, L.P. (VOC Brazos). The business and affairs of the Company are managed by The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as trustee. The Company was created to acquire and hold the net profits interest for the benefit of its unitholders.
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