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Gas Natural (NASDAQ:EGAS) declared a aug 14 dividend on Friday, August 1st, AnalystRatings.NET reports. Investors of record on Friday, August 15th will be given a dividend of 0.045 per share on Friday, August 29th.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on EGAS shares. Analysts at Wunderlich upgraded shares of Gas Natural from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 22nd. They now have a $13.50 price target on the stock, up previously from $11.00. On the ratings front, analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Gas Natural from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 3rd. They now have a $12.00 price target on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.75.

Shares of Gas Natural (NASDAQ:EGAS) traded down 2.79% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $12.53. The stock had a trading volume of 102,078 shares. Gas Natural has a 1-year low of $7.49 and a 1-year high of $13.17. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $11.00 and a 200-day moving average of $10.30. The company has a market cap of $131.4 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.57.

Gas Natural (NASDAQ:EGAS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 15th. The company reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters 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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