Pembina Pipeline (PBA) Receives Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.16

Media coverage about Pembina Pipeline (NYSE:PBA) (TSE:PPL) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Pembina Pipeline earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the pipeline company an impact score of 46.1778490108276 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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Pembina Pipeline stock traded up $0.36 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $33.72. The stock had a trading volume of 693,765 shares, compared to its average volume of 600,978. The company has a market capitalization of $16,394.79, a P/E ratio of 25.35 and a beta of 0.64. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a current ratio of 0.89. Pembina Pipeline has a one year low of $29.28 and a one year high of $36.99.

Pembina Pipeline (NYSE:PBA) (TSE:PPL) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The pipeline company reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $1.35 billion during the quarter. Pembina Pipeline had a net margin of 16.56% and a return on equity of 10.07%. analysts forecast that Pembina Pipeline will post 1.95 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, April 25th will be issued a $0.1397 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, April 24th. This represents a $1.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.97%. This is an increase from Pembina Pipeline’s previous monthly dividend of $0.14. Pembina Pipeline’s dividend payout ratio is currently 126.32%.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Pembina Pipeline from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $39.00.

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Pembina Pipeline Company Profile

Pembina Pipeline Corporation provides transportation and midstream services for the energy industry in North America. It operates through five segments: Conventional Pipelines, Oil Sands & Heavy Oil, Gas Services, Midstream, and Veresen. The Conventional Pipelines segment operates approximately 10,000 kilometers of pipeline network that transports hydrocarbon liquids and extends across Alberta and parts of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and North Dakota.

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