Press coverage about Atlantic Power (NYSE:AT) (TSE:ATP) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Atlantic Power earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.8297880667374 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Atlantic Power (NYSE:AT) traded up $0.05 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $2.15. 15,869 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 799,662. Atlantic Power has a 12-month low of $1.80 and a 12-month high of $2.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -39.22, a quick ratio of 1.14 and a current ratio of 1.27. The company has a market cap of $255.22, a P/E ratio of -2.50 and a beta of 1.45.

AT has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Atlantic Power from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $2.75 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. National Bank Financial set a $2.50 price objective on shares of Atlantic Power and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a hold rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $2.58.

In other Atlantic Power news, CEO James J. Moore, Jr. acquired 15,394 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 7th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $2.05 per share, with a total value of $31,557.70. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 467,140 shares in the company, valued at approximately $957,637. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP Joseph Cofelice acquired 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 7th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $2.10 per share, with a total value of $42,000.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 634,762 shares in the company, valued at $1,333,000.20. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have bought 48,894 shares of company stock valued at $101,908. Insiders own 1.60% of the company’s stock.

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Atlantic Power Company Profile

Atlantic Power Corporation (Atlantic Power) owns and operates a fleet of power generation assets in the United States and Canada. The Company’s power generation projects sell electricity to utilities and other commercial customers. Atlantic Power’s segments include East U.S., West U.S. and Canada. The Company’s East U.S.

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