Atlantica Yield PLC (ABY) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.17

News headlines about Atlantica Yield PLC (NASDAQ:ABY) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Atlantica Yield PLC earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.3968602793574 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of analysts have commented on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Atlantica Yield PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Atlantica Yield PLC from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $23.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. TheStreet upgraded Atlantica Yield PLC from a “d” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Monday, June 12th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Atlantica Yield PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $22.80.

Shares of Atlantica Yield PLC (NASDAQ:ABY) opened at 20.79 on Monday. Atlantica Yield PLC has a 12 month low of $16.55 and a 12 month high of $22.87. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $21.21 and a 200 day moving average price of $20.85. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.08 billion, a P/E ratio of 67.06 and a beta of 1.12.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be given a dividend of $0.26 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 29th. This is a boost from Atlantica Yield PLC’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. This represents a $1.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.00%. Atlantica Yield PLC’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 346.67%.

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About Atlantica Yield PLC

Atlantica Yield plc, formerly Abengoa Yield plc, is a total return company. The Company owns, manages, and acquires renewable energy, conventional power, electric transmission lines and water assets, focused on North America (the United States and Mexico), South America (Peru, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay) and Europe, Middle East and Africa (Spain, Algeria and South Africa).

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