News headlines about UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI) have trended somewhat negative recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. UGI Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.5992979343366 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of research analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded UGI Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday. BidaskClub downgraded UGI Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Barclays PLC reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $45.00 price target on shares of UGI Corporation in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $46.00 price target on shares of UGI Corporation in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $48.00.

UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI) opened at 46.79 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $48.33 and a 200-day moving average price of $49.23. The firm has a market cap of $8.11 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.29 and a beta of 0.67. UGI Corporation has a 1-year low of $41.79 and a 1-year high of $52.00.

UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.16 by ($0.07). The company had revenue of $1.15 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.18 billion. UGI Corporation had a return on equity of 10.44% and a net margin of 6.48%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.23 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that UGI Corporation will post $2.28 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Sunday, October 1st. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th were issued a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.14%. UGI Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 45.87%.

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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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