Equinor ASA (NYSE:EQNR) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 20th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 22nd will be paid a dividend of 0.23 per share on Thursday, August 30th. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.54%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 21st.

Equinor ASA traded up $0.13, reaching $25.97, on Friday, according to Marketbeat Ratings. 676,071 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,675,863. The company has a quick ratio of 1.25, a current ratio of 1.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58. The firm has a market cap of $86.80 billion, a PE ratio of 18.72, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.14 and a beta of 0.92. Equinor ASA has a 12 month low of $17.25 and a 12 month high of $28.06.

Equinor ASA (NYSE:EQNR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 25th. The company reported $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.05. Equinor ASA had a return on equity of 12.32% and a net margin of 7.34%. The business had revenue of $19.88 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $17.58 billion. research analysts expect that Equinor ASA will post 1.96 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on EQNR shares. Jefferies Financial Group upgraded Equinor ASA from an “underperform” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, June 11th. Macquarie upgraded Equinor ASA from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 3rd. Sanford C. Bernstein downgraded Equinor ASA from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 10th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Equinor ASA from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 10th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group downgraded Equinor ASA from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $29.00.

About Equinor ASA

Equinor ASA, an energy company, explores for, produces, transports, refines, and markets petroleum and petroleum-derived products, and other forms of energy in Norway and internationally. The company operates through Development & Production Norway; Development & Production USA; Development & Production International; Marketing, Midstream & Processing; New Energy Solutions; Technology, Projects & Drilling; Exploration; and Global Strategy & Business Development segments.

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