Pembina Pipeline (PBA) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds

News stories about Pembina Pipeline (NYSE:PBA) (TSE:PPL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pembina Pipeline earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the pipeline company an impact score of 47.0860660308488 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

PBA stock traded up $0.88 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $31.99. 603,647 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 578,681. The company has a quick ratio of 0.75, a current ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64. The firm has a market capitalization of $15,733.88, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.53 and a beta of 0.69. Pembina Pipeline has a fifty-two week low of $30.17 and a fifty-two week high of $36.99.

Pembina Pipeline (NYSE:PBA) (TSE:PPL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The pipeline company reported $0.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.11. The firm had revenue of $1.35 billion for the quarter. Pembina Pipeline had a net margin of 16.56% and a return on equity of 10.07%. analysts forecast that Pembina Pipeline will post 1.71 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Sunday, April 15th. Shareholders of record on Sunday, March 25th will be given a $0.1389 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 22nd. This represents a $1.67 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.21%. Pembina Pipeline’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 121.13%.

A number of research firms recently commented on PBA. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Pembina Pipeline from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Macquarie lowered shares of Pembina Pipeline from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $39.00.

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Pembina Pipeline Company Profile

Pembina Pipeline Corporation is an energy transportation and service provider. The Company operates through four segments. The Conventional Pipelines segment consists of the tariff-based operations of pipelines and related facilities to deliver crude oil, condensate and natural gas liquids (NGL) in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and North Dakota, United States.

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