Press coverage about Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP) (TSE:BIP.UN) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.5192735647251 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Hot Mover of the Day – Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP (NYSE: BIP) (stocksmarketcap.com)
- Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP (NYSE:BIP) – Do Analysts Think You Should Buy (nasdaqjournal.com)
- Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP 2018 First Quarter Conference Call and Webcast for Investors and Analysts (globenewswire.com)
- Comparing Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP) & Its Rivals (americanbankingnews.com)
- Analyzing Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP) and Its Competitors (americanbankingnews.com)
Several analysts have recently commented on BIP shares. BMO Capital Markets set a $47.00 price objective on shares of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $44.00 target price on shares of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. National Bank Financial lowered their target price on shares of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners from $48.00 to $46.50 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, Scotiabank set a $46.75 target price on shares of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $47.20.
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP) (TSE:BIP.UN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 9th. The utilities provider reported $0.36 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.82 by ($0.46). The company had revenue of $984.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $942.00 million. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners had a return on equity of 1.29% and a net margin of 1.95%. equities research analysts forecast that Brookfield Infrastructure Partners will post 3.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 29th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th were given a $0.47 dividend. This represents a $1.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.49%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, February 27th. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 124.50%.
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About Brookfield Infrastructure Partners
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. owns and operates utilities, transport, energy and communications infrastructure businesses in North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. The Company’s segments include utilities, transport, energy, communications infrastructure and other. The utilities segment consists of regulated businesses, including regulated distribution (electricity and natural gas connections), electricity transmission and a regulated terminal (coal export terminal).
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