News headlines about Atlantica Yield (NASDAQ:AY) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. Atlantica Yield earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.0310427705699 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- Top 4 Alternative Energy Stocks as of March 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Comparing Atlantica Yield (AY) & Pinnacle West Capital (PNW) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Atlantica Yield Reports Full Year 2017 Financial Results (forextv.com)
- BRIEF-Atlantica Yield Reports Qtrly Basic Loss Per Share $1.54 (reuters.com)
- Atlantica Yield PLC (AY) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
Several equities research analysts have commented on AY shares. Guggenheim set a $27.00 target price on shares of Atlantica Yield and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. Royal Bank of Canada upped their target price on shares of Atlantica Yield from $23.00 to $26.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, November 13th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Atlantica Yield from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Atlantica Yield from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, December 25th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.60.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 27th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 19th will be issued a $0.31 dividend. This represents a $1.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 16th. This is a boost from Atlantica Yield’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.29. Atlantica Yield’s dividend payout ratio is -103.57%.
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Atlantica Yield Company Profile
Atlantica Yield plc, formerly Abengoa Yield plc, is a total return company. The Company owns, manages, and acquires renewable energy, conventional power, electric transmission lines and water assets, focused on North America (the United States and Mexico), South America (Peru, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay) and Europe, Middle East and Africa (Spain, Algeria and South Africa).
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