Headlines about UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. UGI Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 47.1117799551196 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Shares of UGI Corporation (UGI) opened at 49.39 on Friday. UGI Corporation has a 12-month low of $41.79 and a 12-month high of $52.00. The company has a 50-day moving average of $49.20 and a 200 day moving average of $49.18. The firm has a market capitalization of $8.56 billion, a PE ratio of 22.47 and a beta of 0.67.

UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.16 by $0.07. UGI Corporation had a net margin of 6.48% and a return on equity of 10.44%. The firm had revenue of $1.15 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.18 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.23 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that UGI Corporation will post $2.29 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Sunday, October 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be issued a $0.25 dividend. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.02%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 14th. UGI Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is 45.87%.

UGI has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub raised shares of UGI Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of UGI Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Barclays PLC reissued a “sell” rating and set a $45.00 target price on shares of UGI Corporation in a research report on Friday, July 21st. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $46.00 target price on shares of UGI Corporation in a research report on Friday, July 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $47.80.

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In other UGI Corporation news, insider Joseph L. Hartz sold 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.65, for a total value of $774,750.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Anne Pol sold 6,750 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.61, for a total value of $341,617.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 12,062 shares in the company, valued at $610,457.82. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 2.20% of the company’s stock.

UGI Corporation Company Profile

UGI Corporation is a holding company. The Company distributes, stores, transports and markets energy products and related services. It operates through six segments. The AmeriGas Propane segment consists of the propane distribution business of AmeriGas Partners, L.P. The UGI France segment consists of the French LPG distribution business of its subsidiaries, Antargaz, Finagaz and its liquefied petroleum gases (LPG) distribution businesses.

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