ONE Gas (OGS) Given Coverage Optimism Score of 0.21

News coverage about ONE Gas (NYSE:OGS) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. ONE Gas earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 47.6834979589616 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on OGS shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of ONE Gas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $63.00 price target on shares of ONE Gas in a research report on Wednesday, December 20th. Wells Fargo & Co set a $69.00 price target on shares of ONE Gas and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on shares of ONE Gas from $69.00 to $65.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $70.80.

ONE Gas (NYSE OGS) opened at $68.17 on Monday. ONE Gas has a 1 year low of $63.16 and a 1 year high of $79.51. The company has a market cap of $3,563.52, a PE ratio of 22.80, a P/E/G ratio of 3.77 and a beta of 0.03. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62, a quick ratio of 0.73 and a current ratio of 1.14.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 9th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 23rd will be issued a $0.46 dividend. This is a positive change from ONE Gas’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.42. This represents a $1.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 22nd. ONE Gas’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 56.19%.

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ONE Gas Company Profile

ONE Gas, Inc is a regulated natural gas distribution utility in the United States. The Company provides natural gas distribution services. The Company distributes natural gas in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas. The Company serves residential, commercial and industrial, transportation and wholesale and public authority customers.

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