Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact EQT Midstream Partners (EQM) Stock Price

News headlines about EQT Midstream Partners (NYSE:EQM) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative 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 negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EQT Midstream Partners earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the pipeline company an impact score of 46.4534495048157 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

Shares of EQT Midstream Partners (NYSE EQM) traded down $1.02 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $72.41. 331,380 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 316,244. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,940.00, a PE ratio of 13.85, a P/E/G ratio of 1.02 and a beta of 0.77. 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 has a 12-month low of $64.42 and a 12-month high of $82.99.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 14th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 2nd will be paid a $1.025 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 1st. This represents a $4.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.66%. This is a boost from EQT Midstream Partners’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.98. EQT Midstream Partners’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 78.39%.

A number of brokerages have commented on EQM. ValuEngine cut shares of EQT Midstream Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of EQT Midstream Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $90.00 price target on shares of EQT Midstream Partners and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Bank of America began coverage on shares of EQT Midstream Partners in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $89.00 price target for the company. Finally, Credit Suisse Group began coverage on shares of EQT Midstream Partners in a research note on Friday, January 5th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $71.00 price target for the company. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. EQT Midstream Partners presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $88.43.

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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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