Somewhat Negative Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact EQT Midstream Partners, (EQM) Stock Price

News stories about EQT Midstream Partners, (NYSE:EQM) have trended somewhat negative recently, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EQT Midstream Partners, earned a news sentiment score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the pipeline company an impact score of 47.4126682436556 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Shares of EQT Midstream Partners, (NYSE EQM) traded up $0.85 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $68.20. 232,700 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 254,896. EQT Midstream Partners, has a twelve month low of $66.87 and a twelve month high of $82.99. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,590.00, a PE ratio of 12.90, a P/E/G ratio of 1.00 and a beta of 0.94. The company has a current ratio of 0.90, a quick ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52.

EQT Midstream Partners, (NYSE:EQM) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The pipeline company reported $1.28 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.26 by $0.02. EQT Midstream Partners, had a net margin of 65.99% and a return on equity of 25.85%. The business had revenue of $207.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $205.29 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.23 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 17.2% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that EQT Midstream Partners, will post 5.63 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 14th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 3rd were given a $0.98 dividend. This is a positive change from EQT Midstream Partners,’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.94. This represents a $3.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.75%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 2nd. EQT Midstream Partners,’s dividend payout ratio is presently 74.95%.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on EQM shares. BidaskClub cut shares of EQT Midstream Partners, from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $79.00 price objective on shares of EQT Midstream Partners, and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $96.00 price objective on shares of EQT Midstream Partners, in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Seaport Global Securities started coverage on shares of EQT Midstream Partners, in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. They set a “buy” rating and a $96.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of EQT Midstream Partners, from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $90.83.

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EQT Midstream Partners, Company Profile

EQT Midstream Partners, LP (EQM) owns, operates, acquires and develops midstream assets in the Appalachian Basin. The Company’s segments include Gathering and Transmission. The Gathering segment primarily includes high pressure gathering lines and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-regulated low pressure gathering system.

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