Media coverage about UGI (NYSE:UGI) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates 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 closest to one being the most favorable. UGI earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.8447550942708 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Zacks.com featured expert Kevin Matras highlights: Chef’s Warehouse, Easterly Government Properties, Opus Bank, TowneBank and UGI (finance.yahoo.com)
- Trending Stock: United Technologies Corporation (UTX) (nismagazine.com)
- Reading school students play chemists for a day (readingeagle.com)
- UGI Corporation (UGI) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- UGI Shares Cross Above 200 DMA (nasdaq.com)
A number of brokerages have weighed in on UGI. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of UGI from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub raised shares of UGI from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Finally, Barclays reissued a “sell” rating and set a $48.00 target price on shares of UGI in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. UGI has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $48.75.
Shares of UGI (UGI) opened at $49.64 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 0.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07. UGI has a 12 month low of $43.92 and a 12 month high of $52.00. The firm has a market cap of $8,531.20, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.51 and a beta of 0.68.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.01%. UGI’s payout ratio is 40.65%.
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UGI Corporation is a holding company. The Company distributes, stores, transports and markets energy products and related services. It operates through six segments. The AmeriGas Propane segment consists of the propane distribution business of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. The UGI France segment consists of the French LPG distribution business of its subsidiaries, Antargaz, Finagaz and its liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) distribution businesses.
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