Headlines about Delta Natural Gas (NASDAQ:DGAS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Delta Natural Gas earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.0167375516501 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- Delta Natural Gas Company, Inc. (DGAS) Lifted to “Buy” at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com)
- ETFs with exposure to Delta Natural Gas Co., Inc. : September 9, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Reviewing Delta Natural Gas (DGAS) & UGI Corporation (UGI) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Delta Natural Gas Co., Inc. :DGAS-US: Earnings Analysis: 2017 By the Numbers : September 7, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Delta Natural Gas Company, Inc. (DGAS) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
Separately, ValuEngine upgraded Delta Natural Gas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 8th.
Shares of Delta Natural Gas (NASDAQ DGAS) opened at 30.66 on Wednesday. Delta Natural Gas has a 12-month low of $22.06 and a 12-month high of $31.29. The stock has a market cap of $218.54 million, a P/E ratio of 34.64 and a beta of 0.57. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $30.54 and a 200 day moving average price of $30.36.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Saturday, September 30th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 19th will be issued a dividend of $0.187 per share. This represents a $0.75 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.44%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, September 18th. Delta Natural Gas’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 93.26%.
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Delta Natural Gas Company Profile
Delta Natural Gas Company, Inc distributes or transports natural gas to approximately 36,000 customers. The Company’s segments include regulated segment and non-regulated segment. Through regulated segment, the Company distributes natural gas to its retail customers in approximately 23 rural counties.
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