Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) Increases Dividend to $0.40 Per Share


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Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, February 22nd, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Thursday, March 4th will be given a dividend of 0.40 per share by the oil and natural gas company on Thursday, March 11th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.34%. This is a positive change from Diamondback Energy’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.38.

Diamondback Energy stock opened at $68.40 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 0.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. Diamondback Energy has a 52 week low of $14.55 and a 52 week high of $73.31. The company has a market capitalization of $10.81 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -2.54, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.59 and a beta of 2.59. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $61.88 and a 200 day moving average price of $43.40.

Diamondback Energy (NASDAQ:FANG) last released its earnings results on Sunday, February 21st. The oil and natural gas company reported $0.82 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $769.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $768.65 million. Diamondback Energy had a positive return on equity of 5.10% and a negative net margin of 135.48%. The company’s revenue was down 30.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.93 earnings per share. Research analysts anticipate that Diamondback Energy will post 3.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently commented on the stock. TD Securities boosted their target price on shares of Diamondback Energy from $55.00 to $57.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 23rd. Royal Bank of Canada increased their price objective on Diamondback Energy from $67.00 to $72.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 14th. Siebert Williams Shank reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $62.00 price target on shares of Diamondback Energy in a research note on Wednesday, January 13th. Truist upped their price objective on shares of Diamondback Energy from $60.00 to $65.00 in a research note on Wednesday, January 6th. Finally, Barclays boosted their target price on Diamondback Energy from $46.00 to $68.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, January 14th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-one have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $63.77.

Diamondback Energy Company Profile

Diamondback Energy, Inc, an independent oil and natural gas company, focuses on the acquisition, development, exploration, and exploitation of unconventional and onshore oil and natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin in West Texas. It primarily focuses on the development of the Spraberry and Wolfcamp formations of the Midland basin; and the Wolfcamp and Bone Spring formations of the Delaware basin, which are part of the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico.

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Dividend History for Diamondback Energy (NASDAQ:FANG)

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