Headlines about Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (NYSE:AQN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 47.8623689364206 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- FY2017 EPS Estimates for Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (AQN) Lowered by National Bank Financial (americanbankingnews.com)
- Analysts Set Expectations for Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.’s FY2017 Earnings (AQN) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. : Declares Fourth Quarter 2017 Preferred Share Dividends (4-traders.com)
- Algonquin Power & Utilities (AQN) Presents At Scotia Capital Inc.’s Energy Infrastructure Conference – Slideshow (seekingalpha.com)
- Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. to Host Earnings Call (finance.yahoo.com)
Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a $0.1165 dividend. This represents a $0.47 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.24%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is currently 123.68%.
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Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. Company Profile
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of utility assets in North America. The company generates and sells electrical energy through a portfolio of non-regulated renewable and clean energy power generation facilities.
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