Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate EQT GP Holdings LP (EQGP) to Announce $0.27 EPS

Equities research analysts expect EQT GP Holdings LP (NYSE:EQGP) to announce earnings per share of $0.27 for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Zero analysts have issued estimates for EQT GP’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.26 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.28. EQT GP posted earnings of $0.23 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 17.4%. The business is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 26th.

On average, analysts expect that EQT GP will report full-year earnings of $1.15 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.09 to $1.25. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the company will report earnings of $1.71 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.58 to $1.81. Zacks’ EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for EQT GP.

EQT GP (NYSE:EQGP) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The oil and gas company reported $0.26 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by ($0.02). EQT GP had a return on equity of 12.63% and a net margin of 31.41%. The business had revenue of $224.51 million during the quarter.

EQGP has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised EQT GP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, October 30th. BidaskClub cut EQT GP from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised EQT GP from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $31.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Bank of America initiated coverage on EQT GP in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of EQT GP in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $31.60.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in EQGP. ING Groep NV raised its holdings in EQT GP by 82.0% during the 3rd quarter. ING Groep NV now owns 546,000 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $15,812,000 after buying an additional 246,000 shares during the period. Chickasaw Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in EQT GP by 3.8% during the 4th quarter. Chickasaw Capital Management LLC now owns 3,313,307 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $89,128,000 after buying an additional 121,868 shares during the period. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn LLC purchased a new stake in EQT GP during the 4th quarter valued at $3,140,000. Deutsche Bank AG raised its holdings in EQT GP by 222.9% during the 4th quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 99,683 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $2,681,000 after buying an additional 68,808 shares during the period. Finally, Jennison Associates LLC raised its holdings in EQT GP by 8.0% during the 4th quarter. Jennison Associates LLC now owns 877,764 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $23,612,000 after buying an additional 65,310 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 10.23% of the company’s stock.

EQT GP (EQGP) traded down $0.19 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $25.21. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 40,825 shares, compared to its average volume of 119,624. EQT GP has a 1-year low of $24.18 and a 1-year high of $31.76. The company has a quick ratio of 0.89, a current ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52. The company has a market cap of $6,760.59, a P/E ratio of 25.72, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.22 and a beta of 1.15.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, February 2nd will be issued a dividend of $0.244 per share. This represents a $0.98 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.87%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 1st. This is a positive change from EQT GP’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.23. EQT GP’s dividend payout ratio is presently 100.00%.

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About EQT GP

EQT GP Holdings, LP (EQGP) is a limited partnership company and subsidiary of EQT Gathering Holdings, LLC (EQT Gathering Holdings). The Company was formed to own EQT Corporation’s (EQT’s) partnership interests in EQT Midstream Partners, LP (EQM), a limited partnership formed by EQT to own, operate, acquire and develop midstream assets in the Appalachian Basin.

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