EQT Co. (NYSE:EQT) – Analysts at Jefferies Group upped their Q2 2017 earnings per share estimates for EQT in a report released on Wednesday. Jefferies Group analyst Z. Parham now expects that the oil and gas producer will earn $0.18 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.13. Jefferies Group has a “Hold” rating and a $64.00 price target on the stock. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for EQT’s Q3 2017 earnings at $0.39 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $1.72 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $0.72 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.46 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $2.35 EPS.
A number of other analysts have also recently commented on the company. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 price objective (up previously from $63.00) on shares of EQT in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Scotiabank reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $81.00 price objective on shares of EQT in a research report on Friday, April 28th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $86.00 price objective on EQT and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. TheStreet cut EQT from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 23rd. Finally, Tudor Pickering upgraded EQT from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, March 13th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $81.50.
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EQT (NYSE:EQT) opened at 56.42 on Friday. The firm’s market cap is $9.78 billion. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $60.05 and its 200 day moving average is $63.07. EQT has a 12 month low of $55.09 and a 12 month high of $80.61.
EQT (NYSE:EQT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The oil and gas producer reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $897.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $713.65 million. EQT had a negative net margin of 28.16% and a negative return on equity of 0.53%. The company’s revenue was up 64.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.07 EPS.
Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in EQT. Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd purchased a new position in EQT during the first quarter valued at $110,000. Invictus RG purchased a new position in EQT during the first quarter valued at $119,000. Virtus Investment Advisers Inc. purchased a new position in EQT during the third quarter valued at $185,000. Pacer Advisors Inc. raised its position in EQT by 3.1% in the first quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 3,255 shares of the oil and gas producer’s stock valued at $199,000 after buying an additional 99 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wetherby Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in EQT during the first quarter valued at $211,000. 93.46% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
In other news, Director A. Bray Jr. Cary acquired 421 shares of EQT stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 3rd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $61.10 per share, with a total value of $25,723.10. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider M Elise Hyland sold 3,479 shares of EQT stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.56, for a total value of $210,688.24. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 15,941 shares in the company, valued at $965,386.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.10% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 12th will be paid a $0.03 dividend. This represents a $0.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.21%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 10th. EQT’s payout ratio is -4.49%.
EQT Corporation is a natural gas company. The Company operates through three segments: EQT Production, EQT Gathering and EQT Transmission. The EQT Production segment includes its exploration for, and development and production of, natural gas, natural gas liquids and a limited amount of crude oil, primarily in the Appalachian Basin.
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