Gas Natural Declares Jun 14 Dividend of $0.05 (EGAS)
Gas Natural (NASDAQ:EGAS) announced a jun 14 dividend on Monday, June 2nd, Analyst Ratings News reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 13th will be paid a dividend of 0.045 per share on Monday, June 30th.
A number of research firms have recently commented on EGAS. Analysts at Wunderlich reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Gas Natural in a research note on Monday, May 19th. They now have a $11.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $10.50. On the ratings front, analysts at TheStreet upgraded shares of Gas Natural from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 21st. Finally, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Gas Natural from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, April 11th. They now have a $11.00 price target on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Gas Natural has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.00.
Gas Natural (NASDAQ:EGAS) traded down 0.86% on Monday, hitting $10.40. 47,476 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Gas Natural has a 52-week low of $7.49 and a 52-week high of $11.35. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $10.6 and its 200-day moving average is $9.60. The company has a market cap of $109.1 million and a P/E ratio of 15.12.
Gas Natural (NASDAQ:EGAS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 15th. The company reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $60.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $39.90 million. On average, analysts predict that Gas Natural will post $0.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Gas Natural Inc is a natural gas company, primarily operating local distribution companies in six states and serving approximately 70,000 customers.
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