Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect National Fuel Gas (NFG) Share Price

News articles about National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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. National Fuel Gas earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 45.7022590007469 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded shares of National Fuel Gas from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of National Fuel Gas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Scotiabank reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $60.00 price target on shares of National Fuel Gas in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Sidoti assumed coverage on shares of National Fuel Gas in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $65.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $54.00 price target on shares of National Fuel Gas in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $59.67.

National Fuel Gas (NFG) traded down $0.09 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $57.47. 84,214 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 467,994. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.22, a current ratio of 1.27 and a quick ratio of 1.16. National Fuel Gas has a fifty-two week low of $53.03 and a fifty-two week high of $61.25. The company has a market capitalization of $4,926.11, a PE ratio of 17.44, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 9.74 and a beta of 0.95.

National Fuel Gas (NYSE:NFG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The oil and gas producer reported $0.53 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.53. National Fuel Gas had a net margin of 15.88% and a return on equity of 10.79%. The business had revenue of $286.94 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $325.81 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.66 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 1.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that National Fuel Gas will post 2.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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National Fuel Gas Company Profile

National Fuel Gas Company is a holding company. The Company is an energy company engaged principally in the production, gathering, transportation, distribution and marketing of natural gas. The Company operates in five business segments: Exploration and Production, Pipeline and Storage, Gathering, Utility, and Energy Marketing.

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