Media headlines about Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) (TSE:ENB) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Enbridge earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the pipeline company an impact score of 47.002992662804 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Is Enbridge Inc.’s (USA) 12% Dividend Growth Under Threat? | The … – The Motley Fool Canada (fool.ca)
- Why Canadian Crude Trades At Such A Steep Discount (finance.yahoo.com)
- Enbridge Energy Partners L P : Pipeline safety leaders, governor respond to pipeline company’s update (4-traders.com)
- Michigan has ‘significant’ concerns over Enbridge Line 5 pipeline problems (canadianmanufacturing.com)
- Is Enbridge Inc.’s 12% Dividend Growth Under Threat? (msn.com)
A number of research firms have recently commented on ENB. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Enbridge from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. BidaskClub downgraded Enbridge from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Finally, GMP Securities downgraded Enbridge from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $52.33.
Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) (TSE:ENB) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The pipeline company reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.36 by $0.03. Enbridge had a return on equity of 5.62% and a net margin of 7.49%. The business had revenue of $9.23 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.54 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.47 earnings per share. analysts expect that Enbridge will post 1.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be paid a $0.474 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $1.90 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.49%. This is a positive change from Enbridge’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.33. Enbridge’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 123.90%.
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Enbridge Inc is a Canada-based energy transportation and distribution company. The Company is engaged in delivering energy. It operates through five segments: Liquids Pipelines, Gas Distribution, Gas Pipelines and Processing, Green Power and Transmission, and Energy Services. Liquids Pipelines consists of common carrier and contract crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), and refined products pipelines and terminals, including Canadian Mainline, Lakehead Pipeline System, Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast and Regional Oil Sands System.
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