National Grid (NGG) Given News Impact Rating of 0.12

News articles about National Grid (NYSE:NGG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. National Grid earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.2539012082179 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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Shares of National Grid (NYSE:NGG) traded up $0.91 on Monday, hitting $54.20. 527,547 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 786,094. National Grid has a 1-year low of $51.44 and a 1-year high of $75.24. The company has a current ratio of 0.77, a quick ratio of 0.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.32.

NGG has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. ValuEngine raised shares of National Grid from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of National Grid from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Societe Generale initiated coverage on shares of National Grid in a research note on Monday, March 19th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Deutsche Bank raised shares of National Grid from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised shares of National Grid from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, November 27th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. National Grid currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $67.00.

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About National Grid

National Grid plc is an electricity and gas utility company focused on transmission and distribution activities in electricity and gas in both the United Kingdom and the United States. The Company’s segments include UK Electricity Transmission, which is engaged in high voltage electricity transmission networks in Great Britain; UK Gas Transmission, which is the gas transmission network in Great Britain and United Kingdom liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage activities; UK Gas Distribution, which includes approximately four of the eight regional networks of Great Britain’s gas distribution system, and US Regulated, which includes gas distribution networks, electricity distribution networks and high voltage electricity transmission networks in New York, and New England and electricity generation facilities in New York.

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