News stories about Pampa Energia (NYSE:PAM) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pampa Energia earned a coverage optimism score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 47.1279501002307 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of NYSE PAM traded down $0.43 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $59.60. 84,237 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 245,601. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.85, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a current ratio of 1.14. Pampa Energia has a one year low of $50.88 and a one year high of $72.98. The stock has a market cap of $4,335.61, a PE ratio of 16.79, a PEG ratio of 0.37 and a beta of 1.13.
A number of research firms have recently weighed in on PAM. Zacks Investment Research raised Pampa Energia from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $78.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Saturday, December 23rd. Santander upgraded Pampa Energia from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 15th. Finally, Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of Pampa Energia from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $69.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Pampa Energia presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $71.00.
Pampa Energía SA, an integrated electricity company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Argentina. The company generates electricity through combined cycle gas-fired generating units, thermal generation plants, open-cycle gas turbines, combined gas and fuel oil turbines, and hydroelectric power generation systems, as well as through a wind farm.
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