Calpine (CPN) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.28

News coverage about Calpine (NYSE:CPN) has been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Calpine earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 47.0109720624626 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

A number of research firms recently commented on CPN. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $15.25 price target on shares of Calpine in a report on Monday, October 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Calpine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $15.00 price target on shares of Calpine in a report on Friday, November 17th. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.75.

Shares of Calpine (CPN) traded up $0.09 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $15.16. 4,321,964 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,850,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.39, a current ratio of 1.33 and a quick ratio of 1.10. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,470.00, a P/E ratio of -216.57, a PEG ratio of 2.69 and a beta of 0.96. Calpine has a 1 year low of $9.30 and a 1 year high of $15.18.

In other Calpine news, EVP W. Thaddeus Miller sold 177,627 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.12, for a total transaction of $2,685,720.24. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Thad Hill sold 38,304 shares of Calpine stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.08, for a total transaction of $577,624.32. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 559,237 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,433,293.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

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Calpine Company Profile

Calpine Corporation is a power generation company. The Company is engaged in the ownership and operation of primarily natural gas-fired and geothermal power plants in North America. The Company’s segments include West (including geothermal), Texas and East (including Canada). In the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, the Company has generating units capable of burning either natural gas or fuel oil.

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