NextEra Energy Partners (NEP) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.12

News headlines about NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NextEra Energy Partners earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the solar energy provider an impact score of 46.4042385928658 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on shares of NextEra Energy Partners in a research note on Thursday. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $44.00 price target on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $39.00 price target on shares of NextEra Energy Partners in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Barclays reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $44.00 price target (up previously from $39.00) on shares of NextEra Energy Partners in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of NextEra Energy Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, September 29th. Finally, Bank of America reaffirmed an “underperform” rating and issued a $35.00 price target on shares of NextEra Energy Partners in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $39.45.

NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP) opened at $40.09 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 3.20, a quick ratio of 3.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.04. The company has a market cap of $2,135.32, a PE ratio of 28.52, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.03 and a beta of 1.19. NextEra Energy Partners has a 12-month low of $23.90 and a 12-month high of $44.00.

NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The solar energy provider reported $0.01 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.37 by ($0.36). NextEra Energy Partners had a net margin of 10.38% and a return on equity of 3.57%. The firm had revenue of $177.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $243.16 million. equities research analysts expect that NextEra Energy Partners will post 0.91 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 14th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 6th were issued a $0.3925 dividend. This is a boost from NextEra Energy Partners’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.38. This represents a $1.57 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 3rd. NextEra Energy Partners’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 113.77%.

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NextEra Energy Partners Company Profile

Nextera Energy Partners, LP is a limited partnership formed to acquire, manage and own contracted clean energy projects. The Company, through its limited partnership interest in NextEra Energy Operating Partners, LP (NEP OpCo), owns a portfolio of contracted renewable generation assets consisting of wind and solar projects, as well as contracted natural gas pipeline assets.

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