Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Alliant Energy (LNT) Stock Price
News coverage about Alliant Energy (NYSE:LNT) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Alliant Energy earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.2274458063455 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Tradewind sells $250M wind energy project in Iowa (finance.yahoo.com)
- Alliant Energy acquiring 170-MW wind project in Iowa – Renewables Now (renewablesnow.com)
- Alliant Energy Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:LNT) : December 19, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Alliant Energy to build English Farms Wind Farm (prnewswire.com)
- Consensus Estimates and Trading Data for Alliant Energy Corporation (LNT) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
Alliant Energy (NYSE LNT) traded down $0.26 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $42.51. The company had a trading volume of 1,152,657 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,228,551. Alliant Energy has a 52 week low of $36.56 and a 52 week high of $45.55. The company has a market cap of $10,080.51, a P/E ratio of 23.32, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.49 and a beta of 0.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a current ratio of 0.51 and a quick ratio of 0.36.
LNT has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Wells Fargo & Company downgraded Alliant Energy from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday. Bank of America initiated coverage on Alliant Energy in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $45.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Alliant Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six 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 $42.00.
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Alliant Energy Company Profile
Alliant Energy Corporation operates as a regulated investor-owned public utility holding company. The Company’s segments include Utility and Non-regulated, Parent and Other. The Utility segment includes the operations of Interstate Power and Light Company (IPL) and Wisconsin Power and Light Company (WPL), which serve retail customers in Iowa and Wisconsin.
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