Keyera (TSE:KEY) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Score of -2.00

News articles about Keyera (TSE:KEY) have been trending negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Keyera earned a news sentiment score of -2.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media coverage about the company an news buzz score of 4 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Keyera’s score:

Keyera stock traded up C$0.14 during midday trading on Friday, reaching C$32.30. The stock had a trading volume of 305,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 635,300. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 85.51, a current ratio of 1.00 and a quick ratio of 0.57. Keyera has a 52-week low of C$24.05 and a 52-week high of C$38.91. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.80 billion and a P/E ratio of 17.00.

Keyera (TSE:KEY) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 21st. The company reported C$0.79 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of C$0.40 by C$0.39. The company had revenue of C$1.22 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of C$1.27 billion. Research analysts anticipate that Keyera will post 1.82000012633407 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 15th will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.57%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 22nd. Keyera’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 91.05%.

Several research analysts have commented on the stock. National Bank Financial increased their price objective on shares of Keyera from C$40.00 to C$42.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, March 21st. TD Securities increased their price objective on shares of Keyera from C$43.00 to C$44.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, February 25th. Raymond James reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a C$39.00 price target on shares of Keyera in a report on Friday, February 22nd. AltaCorp Capital reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Keyera in a report on Wednesday, February 13th. Finally, Cormark lowered their price target on shares of Keyera from C$45.00 to C$40.00 in a report on Tuesday, February 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of C$40.33.

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About Keyera

Keyera Corp. engages in the transportation, storage, and marketing of natural gas liquids (NGLs) and iso-octane in Canada and the United States. The company's Gathering and Processing business units operates a network of approximately 4,000 kilometers of pipelines and 17 natural gas processing plants located in the natural gas production areas primarily on the western side of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin.

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