News headlines about National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. National Fuel Gas earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 45.2654439411806 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- ONEOK (OKE) to Gain From Assets in Prolific Oil & Gas Regions (msn.com)
- National Fuel Gas (NFG) Declares $0.415 Quarterly Dividend; 3.4% Yield (streetinsider.com)
- National Fuel Gas Co. Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.42 (NFG) (americanbankingnews.com)
- National Fuel Gas (NFG) Research Coverage Started at Citigroup (americanbankingnews.com)
- National Fuel Gas Co. (NFG) Receives Average Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of National Fuel Gas from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Jefferies Group raised shares of National Fuel Gas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of National Fuel Gas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Scotiabank set a $61.00 target price on shares of National Fuel Gas and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, November 25th. Finally, Sidoti raised shares of National Fuel Gas from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $59.60.
National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The oil and gas producer reported $1.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.21. National Fuel Gas had a net margin of 24.93% and a return on equity of 16.36%. The business had revenue of $419.66 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $453.61 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.04 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down .7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that National Fuel Gas will post 3.32 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 13th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 29th will be given a $0.415 dividend. This represents a $1.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.32%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 28th. National Fuel Gas’s payout ratio is 28.38%.
National Fuel Gas Company Profile
National Fuel Gas Company is a holding company. The Company is an energy company engaged principally in the production, gathering, transportation, distribution and marketing of natural gas. The Company operates in five business segments: Exploration and Production, Pipeline and Storage, Gathering, Utility, and Energy Marketing.
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