News headlines about Just Energy Group (NYSE:JE) (TSE:JE) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Just Energy Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 44.9949478781945 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on JE shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Just Energy Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.50 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. FBR & Co restated a “buy” rating and set a $7.50 target price on shares of Just Energy Group in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. ValuEngine upgraded Just Energy Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub upgraded Just Energy Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, HC Wainwright set a $10.00 target price on Just Energy Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Just Energy Group currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $8.29.

Shares of Just Energy Group (JE) opened at 5.71 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $5.72 and a 200 day moving average price of $5.64. Just Energy Group has a 12-month low of $4.83 and a 12-month high of $6.35. The stock has a market cap of $838.18 million, a PE ratio of 14.91 and a beta of 1.05.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th were paid a dividend of $0.0999 per share. This is a boost from Just Energy Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.09. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.00%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 14th. Just Energy Group’s payout ratio is presently 800.00%.

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About Just Energy Group

Just Energy Group Inc (Just Energy) is an energy management solutions provider engaged in electricity, natural gas, solar and green energy. The Company’s segments include Consumer Energy and Commercial Energy. The Company operates in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, offering a range of energy products, including long-term fixed-price, variable rate and flat bill programs; home energy management services, including smart thermostats and tools to manage energy use at the appliance level, and residential solar panel installations.

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