Pembina Pipeline Corp. (NYSE:PBA) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Shows

News coverage about Pembina Pipeline Corp. (NYSE:PBA) (TSE:PPL) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pembina Pipeline Corp. earned a news impact score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the pipeline company an impact score of 46.6979448649104 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Pembina Pipeline Corp. (NYSE:PBA) traded up 0.66% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $32.02. 530,492 shares of the stock were exchanged. Pembina Pipeline Corp. has a 52 week low of $27.44 and a 52 week high of $34.97. The company has a market capitalization of $12.90 billion, a PE ratio of 31.39 and a beta of 0.71. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $33.51 and its 200 day moving average is $32.46.

Pembina Pipeline Corp. (NYSE:PBA) (TSE:PPL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The pipeline company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $1.17 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.36 billion. Pembina Pipeline Corp. had a net margin of 12.12% and a return on equity of 8.59%. Pembina Pipeline Corp.’s quarterly revenue was up 13.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.25 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Pembina Pipeline Corp. will post $1.36 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a aug 17 dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 25th will be issued a dividend of $0.17 per share. This represents a yield of 4.85%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 23rd. Pembina Pipeline Corp.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 161.86%.

A number of analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Pembina Pipeline Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. BidaskClub cut shares of Pembina Pipeline Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, AltaCorp Capital upgraded shares of Pembina Pipeline Corp. from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $43.00.

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About Pembina Pipeline Corp.

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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