Media stories about Atlantica Yield PLC (NASDAQ:ABY) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Atlantica Yield PLC earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 44.2917180275531 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Atlantica Yield PLC (NASDAQ:ABY) traded up $0.09 on Friday, hitting $23.41. 142,016 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 628,358. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.91, a current ratio of 2.30 and a quick ratio of 2.27. Atlantica Yield PLC has a one year low of $16.55 and a one year high of $24.13. The company has a market capitalization of $2,350.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 77.53, a P/E/G ratio of 1.02 and a beta of 1.11.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Atlantica Yield PLC from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 price objective on shares of Atlantica Yield PLC in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Bank of America Corporation reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $24.00 price objective on shares of Atlantica Yield PLC in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Atlantica Yield PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $23.33.

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About Atlantica Yield PLC

Atlantica Yield plc, formerly Abengoa Yield plc, is a total return company. The Company owns, manages, and acquires renewable energy, conventional power, electric transmission lines and water assets, focused on North America (the United States and Mexico), South America (Peru, Chile, Brazil and Uruguay) and Europe, Middle East and Africa (Spain, Algeria and South Africa).

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