Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) Given News Impact Score of 0.20

News headlines about Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cabot Oil & Gas earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 46.5913841812169 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of brokerages have weighed in on COG. ValuEngine lowered Cabot Oil & Gas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. Tudor Pickering upgraded Cabot Oil & Gas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 12th. KeyCorp set a $30.00 target price on Cabot Oil & Gas and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, November 25th. Scotiabank restated a “buy” rating on shares of Cabot Oil & Gas in a research note on Wednesday, November 22nd. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $33.00 target price on Cabot Oil & Gas and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, thirteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $31.53.

Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG) traded down $0.16 on Friday, hitting $23.89. The stock had a trading volume of 5,298,059 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,600,000. Cabot Oil & Gas has a 1 year low of $21.40 and a 1 year high of $29.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.49, a current ratio of 1.64 and a quick ratio of 1.61. The stock has a market cap of $11,050.00, a PE ratio of -74.66, a P/E/G ratio of 0.64 and a beta of 0.39.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 7th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 24th were issued a $0.06 dividend. This is a boost from Cabot Oil & Gas’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.05. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.00%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, January 23rd. Cabot Oil & Gas’s dividend payout ratio is presently -75.00%.

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Cabot Oil & Gas Company Profile

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the development, exploitation and exploration of oil and gas properties. The Company operates in the segment of natural gas and oil development, exploitation, exploration and production, in the continental United States. Its assets are concentrated in areas with known hydrocarbon resources, which are conducive to multi-well, repeatable drilling programs.

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