Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Dynegy (DYN) Share Price

Media stories about Dynegy (NYSE:DYN) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dynegy earned a news sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.3020375845233 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Dynegy from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report on Friday, January 12th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $14.00 price target on shares of Dynegy in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Dynegy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Dynegy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Dynegy presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.57.

Dynegy stock opened at $13.09 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.45, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.40. Dynegy has a fifty-two week low of $5.84 and a fifty-two week high of $13.58. The stock has a market cap of $1,908.85, a price-to-earnings ratio of 109.09 and a beta of 1.83.

Dynegy (NYSE:DYN) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The utilities provider reported $0.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.33) by $0.34. Dynegy had a net margin of 1.57% and a negative return on equity of 11.03%. The firm had revenue of $994.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.17 billion. analysts forecast that Dynegy will post 1 EPS for the current year.

In related news, major shareholder Ecp Controlco, Llc sold 5,250,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $11.79, for a total transaction of $61,897,500.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Company insiders own 1.80% of the company’s stock.

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Dynegy Company Profile

Dynegy Inc (Dynegy) is a holding company and conducts the business operations through its subsidiaries. The primary business of Dynegy is the production and sale of electric energy, capacity and ancillary services from the fleet of 18 operating power plants in six states totaling approximately 12,300 megawatt (MW) of generating capacity.

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