Headlines about Plains GP (NYSE:PAGP) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Plains GP earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the pipeline company an impact score of 46.7661824705814 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- Plains GP (PAGP) Now Covered by Credit Suisse Group (americanbankingnews.com)
- Eye-Catching Shares – Plains GP Holdings, LP (NYSE: PAGP) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- Plains GP Holdings LP :PAGP-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : January 4, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Plains GP (PAGP) Downgraded to Sell at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com)
- Plains GP Holdings LP (PAGP) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
Several brokerages have recently commented on PAGP. Credit Suisse Group began coverage on Plains GP in a research report on Thursday. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $25.00 target price for the company. ValuEngine lowered Plains GP from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. SunTrust Banks set a $24.00 target price on Plains GP and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. BidaskClub upgraded Plains GP from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus lifted their target price on Plains GP from $21.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $25.71.
Plains GP (NYSE:PAGP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 6th. The pipeline company reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by ($0.20). Plains GP had a net margin of 0.25% and a return on equity of 0.50%. The company had revenue of $5.87 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.71 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.39 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.6% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Plains GP will post 0.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.
About Plains GP
Plains GP Holdings, L.P. owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure and provides logistics services for crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), natural gas and refined products. The Company operates through three segments: Transportation, Facilities, and Supply and Logistics. Through its three business segments, the Company is engaged in the transportation, storage, terminaling and marketing of crude oil, NGL and natural gas.
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