Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP) Earns News Impact Rating of 0.16

Press coverage about Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP) (TSE:BIP.UN) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.5446076283537 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE BIP) opened at 42.60 on Friday. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners has a 1-year low of $30.76 and a 1-year high of $44.91. The stock has a market capitalization of $11.06 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 93.63 and a beta of 1.09. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $42.96 and its 200 day moving average is $40.26.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP) (TSE:BIP.UN) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The utilities provider reported ($0.06) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.80 by ($0.86). The company had revenue of $934.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $768.00 million. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners had a net margin of 9.36% and a return on equity of 2.70%. Equities analysts anticipate that Brookfield Infrastructure Partners will post $1.35 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be issued a dividend of $0.435 per share. This represents a $1.74 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.08%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 29th. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners’s dividend payout ratio is presently 370.22%.

BIP has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 5th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $44.00 target price on shares of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners in a report on Friday, June 9th. Credit Suisse Group raised shares of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their target price for the company from $40.00 to $44.00 in a report on Friday, June 16th. BMO Capital Markets initiated coverage on shares of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners in a report on Monday, September 11th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $48.00 target price for the company. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $48.20.

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Brookfield Infrastructure Partners Company Profile

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. owns and operates utilities, transport, energy and communications infrastructure businesses in North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. The Company’s segments include utilities, transport, energy, communications infrastructure and other. The utilities segment consists of regulated businesses, including regulated distribution (electricity and natural gas connections), electricity transmission and a regulated terminal (coal export terminal).

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