News coverage about SemGroup Energy Partners (NYSE:SEMG) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SemGroup Energy Partners earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the pipeline company an impact score of 46.5045357379704 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- SemGroup Energy Partners, L.P. Forecasted to Post Q2 2018 Earnings of $0.00 Per Share (SEMG) (americanbankingnews.com)
- SemGroup Energy Partners (SEMG) Rating Reiterated by Royal Bank of Canada (americanbankingnews.com)
- Analysts Anticipate SemGroup Energy Partners, L.P. (SEMG) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $561.76 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
- SemGroup Energy Partners (SEMG) Rating Reiterated by Barclays (americanbankingnews.com)
- Morgan Stanley Trims SemGroup Energy Partners (SEMG) Target Price to $26.00 (americanbankingnews.com)
SEMG has been the topic of several analyst reports. Wells Fargo raised shares of SemGroup Energy Partners from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of SemGroup Energy Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, December 15th. US Capital Advisors lowered SemGroup Energy Partners from an “overweight” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Goldman Sachs lowered SemGroup Energy Partners from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $32.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Finally, Barclays reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $28.00 target price on shares of SemGroup Energy Partners in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. SemGroup Energy Partners currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $28.25.
SemGroup Energy Partners (NYSE:SEMG) last announced its earnings results on Monday, February 26th. The pipeline company reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.03. The company had revenue of $606.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $560.34 million. SemGroup Energy Partners had a positive return on equity of 5.14% and a negative net margin of 0.82%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 50.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.18 earnings per share. analysts predict that SemGroup Energy Partners will post 0.48 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 19th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 9th were given a $0.4725 dividend. This is a positive change from SemGroup Energy Partners’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.45. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 8th. This represents a $1.89 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.53%. SemGroup Energy Partners’s payout ratio is presently -787.50%.
In related news, Director William J. Mcadam acquired 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 28th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $22.73 per share, with a total value of $227,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 4,077 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $92,670.21. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. 0.77% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
About SemGroup Energy Partners
SemGroup Corporation provides gathering, transportation, storage, distribution, marketing, and other midstream services for producers, refiners of petroleum products, and other market participants. Its Crude Transportation segment operates crude oil pipelines and truck transportation businesses. It operates a 455-mile crude oil gathering and transportation pipeline system in Kansas and northern Oklahoma; a 75-mile crude oil gathering pipeline system that transports crude oil from production facilities in the DJ Basin to the pipeline owned by White Cliffs Pipeline, LLC; a 527-mile pipeline that transports crude oil from Platteville, Colorado to Cushing, Oklahoma; and 3 pipelines with an aggregate of 106 miles of pipe, as well as crude oil trucking fleet of 215 transport trucks and 210 trailers.
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