News stories about Entergy (NYSE:ETR) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Entergy earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 44.0958033045932 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
Entergy (ETR) traded up $0.41 on Friday, reaching $76.72. The company had a trading volume of 1,349,061 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,474,906. Entergy has a 1 year low of $70.76 and a 1 year high of $87.95. The firm has a market cap of $13,828.86, a PE ratio of -15.53, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 0.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.61, a current ratio of 0.78 and a quick ratio of 0.58.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Investors of record on Thursday, February 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.89 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 7th. This represents a $3.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.64%. Entergy’s payout ratio is -72.06%.
ETR has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Bank of America initiated coverage on Entergy in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $86.00 price objective on the stock. Wells Fargo & Co reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $96.00 target price (up from $90.00) on shares of Entergy in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Mizuho reissued a “hold” rating and set a $83.00 target price on shares of Entergy in a research note on Friday, October 27th. TheStreet raised Entergy from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on Entergy from $86.00 to $88.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $83.50.
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Entergy Corporation is a holding company. The Company is an integrated energy company engaged in electric power production and retail electric distribution operations. The Company operates through two business segments: Utility and Entergy Wholesale Commodities. The Utility segment includes the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electric power to retail and wholesale customers in areas of Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana, including the City of New Orleans and operates a natural gas distribution business.
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