Just Energy Group (NYSE:JE) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows

News headlines about Just Energy Group (NYSE:JE) (TSE:JE) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Just Energy Group earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.8341598926378 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.

Shares of Just Energy Group (NYSE:JE) opened at $4.36 on Monday. Just Energy Group has a 12 month low of $4.08 and a 12 month high of $6.35. The firm has a market cap of $640.28, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.15 and a beta of 0.90. The company has a quick ratio of 1.12, a current ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -7.46.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a $0.0982 dividend. This represents a $0.39 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.01%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. Just Energy Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 74.07%.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Just Energy Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday. dropped their target price on shares of Just Energy Group from $7.50 to $6.25 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. B. Riley set a $6.25 target price on shares of Just Energy Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. TD Securities lowered shares of Just Energy Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, HC Wainwright reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target on shares of Just Energy Group in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $7.17.

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About Just Energy Group

Just Energy Group Inc (Just Energy) is an energy management solutions provider engaged in electricity, natural gas, solar and green energy. The Company’s segments include Consumer Energy and Commercial Energy. The Company operates in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, offering a range of energy products, including long-term fixed-price, variable rate and flat bill programs; home energy management services, including smart thermostats and tools to manage energy use at the appliance level, and residential solar panel installations.

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