Algonquin Power & Utilities (NYSE:AQN) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds

Press coverage about Algonquin Power & Utilities (NYSE:AQN) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Algonquin Power & Utilities earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.6427411560752 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on AQN shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Algonquin Power & Utilities from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, January 12th. ValuEngine cut Algonquin Power & Utilities from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th.

NYSE:AQN traded down $0.04 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $9.99. 426,069 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 244,663. Algonquin Power & Utilities has a twelve month low of $9.38 and a twelve month high of $11.34. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,321.98, a P/E ratio of 17.22, a P/E/G ratio of 2.51 and a beta of 0.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 0.88 and a quick ratio of 0.72.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 13th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 29th will be given a dividend of $0.116 per share. This represents a $0.46 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.64%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 28th. Algonquin Power & Utilities’s dividend payout ratio is currently 81.03%.

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About Algonquin Power & Utilities

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of utility assets in North America. The company generates and sells electrical energy through a portfolio of non-regulated renewable and clean energy power generation facilities.

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