Media headlines about Delta Natural Gas (NASDAQ:DGAS) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Delta Natural Gas earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.1857428268725 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Delta Natural Gas (DGAS) opened at 30.69 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $30.58 and a 200-day moving average of $30.37. Delta Natural Gas has a 52 week low of $22.06 and a 52 week high of $31.29. The company has a market capitalization of $218.97 million, a P/E ratio of 39.60 and a beta of 0.57.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Saturday, September 30th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 19th were paid a $0.187 dividend. This represents a $0.75 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.44%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, September 18th. Delta Natural Gas’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 84.27%.
Separately, ValuEngine raised shares of Delta Natural Gas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 8th.
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About Delta Natural Gas
Delta Natural Gas Company, Inc distributes or transports natural gas to approximately 36,000 customers. The Company’s segments include regulated segment and non-regulated segment. Through regulated segment, the Company distributes natural gas to its retail customers in approximately 23 rural counties.