Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Atlantica Yield (AY) Share Price

Media headlines about Atlantica Yield (NASDAQ:AY) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Atlantica Yield earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.4390887198032 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of AY stock opened at $19.68 on Wednesday. Atlantica Yield has a 1 year low of $18.00 and a 1 year high of $25.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.06, a quick ratio of 2.25 and a current ratio of 2.28. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,969.27, a PE ratio of -17.57 and a beta of 1.05.

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The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, March 27th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 19th will be given a dividend of $0.31 per share. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 16th. This is an increase from Atlantica Yield’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.29. Atlantica Yield’s payout ratio is -110.71%.

AY has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Guggenheim set a $27.00 price objective on Atlantica Yield and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised Atlantica Yield from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Atlantica Yield from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Atlantica Yield presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.60.

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Atlantica Yield Company Profile

Atlantica Yield plc, formerly Abengoa Yield plc, is a total return company. The Company owns, manages, and acquires renewable energy, conventional power, electric transmission lines and water assets, focused on North America (the United States and Mexico), South America (Peru, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay) and Europe, Middle East and Africa (Spain, Algeria and South Africa).

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