Media coverage about SCANA (NYSE:SCG) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SCANA earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.9192170521217 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- Teacher Retirement System of Texas Purchases New Holdings in SCANA Co. (SCG) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Financial Counselors Inc. Purchases 3,327 Shares of SCANA Co. (SCG) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Quadrature Capital Ltd Has $2.03 Million Stake in SCANA Co. (SCG) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board Lowers Holdings in SCANA Co. (SCG) (americanbankingnews.com)
- FDx Advisors Inc. Acquires Shares of 37,250 SCANA Co. (SCG) (americanbankingnews.com)
SCANA (NYSE SCG) traded down $0.05 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $39.93. The stock had a trading volume of 947,291 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,410,000. The stock has a market cap of $5,690.00, a P/E ratio of -48.11, a P/E/G ratio of 3.66 and a beta of 0.20. SCANA has a 52-week low of $34.76 and a 52-week high of $71.28. The company has a current ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 0.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.12.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Sunday, April 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 12th will be paid a $0.6125 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 9th. This represents a $2.45 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.14%. SCANA’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently -295.18%.
SCG has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Edward Jones raised SCANA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 13th. Zacks Investment Research raised SCANA from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Guggenheim raised SCANA from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, November 16th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Wells Fargo & Co lowered SCANA from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $51.00 target price for the company. in a report on Friday, January 5th. Finally, ValuEngine raised SCANA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $52.06.
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SCANA Company Profile
SCANA Corporation is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity in South Carolina. The Company operates through segments, including Electric Operations, Gas Distribution, Gas Marketing and All Other. The Company is engaged in the purchase, transmission and sale of natural gas in North Carolina and South Carolina.
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