Media stories about SCANA (NYSE:SCG) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing 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. SCANA earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.8367021357776 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- SCANA (SCG) Downgraded by ValuEngine to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)
- SCANA Co. (SCG) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- US Stocks Extend Gains After Better-Than-Expected Economic Data, Energy Rally – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Ex-Dividend Alert: SCANA has a Dividend Yield of 6.02%; Will Trade Ex-Dividend on March 09, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)
- 3 Days Left To SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG)’s Ex-Dividend Date, Should You Buy? (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of SCANA (NYSE SCG) opened at $39.13 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $5,580.00, a PE ratio of -63.11, a PEG ratio of 3.67 and a beta of 0.21. SCANA has a twelve month low of $34.76 and a twelve month high of $71.28. The company has a quick ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 0.88 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 issued 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 6.26%. SCANA’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -395.16%.
SCG has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered SCANA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. UBS Group started coverage on SCANA in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. They set a “sell” rating and a $38.00 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised SCANA from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Mizuho reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $46.50 target price on shares of SCANA in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co cut SCANA from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $51.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. SCANA presently has a consensus 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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