Press coverage about PBF Energy (NYSE:PBF) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PBF Energy earned a news sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.6598969152608 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on PBF. J P Morgan Chase & Co cut shares of PBF Energy from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Tudor Pickering upgraded shares of PBF Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of PBF Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on shares of PBF Energy in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of PBF Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.00.

Shares of PBF Energy (NYSE:PBF) traded up $1.28 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $34.08. 2,686,234 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,403,377. The company has a current ratio of 1.50, a quick ratio of 0.50 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81. PBF Energy has a 12-month low of $18.48 and a 12-month high of $34.22. The company has a market capitalization of $3,671.90, a PE ratio of 71.00, a PEG ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 1.46.

PBF Energy (NYSE:PBF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The oil and gas company reported $1.44 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.22. PBF Energy had a net margin of 1.14% and a return on equity of 2.35%. The firm had revenue of $5.48 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.90 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned ($0.16) earnings per share. PBF Energy’s revenue for the quarter was up 21.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that PBF Energy will post 1.64 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 13th were given a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.52%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 10th. PBF Energy’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 57.42%.

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PBF Energy Company Profile

PBF Energy Inc (PBF Energy) is a holding company. The Company is an independent petroleum refiner and supplier of unbranded transportation fuels, heating oil, petrochemical feedstocks, lubricants and other petroleum products in the United States. The Company operates through two segments: Refining and Logistics.

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