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TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are presently covering the company, AnalystRatings.Net reports. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $57.25.

Shares of TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) opened at 49.10 on Monday. TransCanada has a one year low of $42.21 and a one year high of $52.27. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $49.29 and a 200-day moving average of $46.50. The company has a market cap of $34.763 billion and a P/E ratio of 22.01.

TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 31st. The company reported $0.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $2.23 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.26 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.51 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that TransCanada will post $2.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, October 31st. Investors of record on Tuesday, September 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.48 per share. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.91%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 26th.

TRP has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at RBC Capital raised their price target on shares of TransCanada from C$57.00 to C$61.00 in a research note on Friday, August 1st. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at TD Securities downgraded shares of TransCanada from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 1st. They now have a $56.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $55.00. Finally, analysts at Citigroup Inc. downgraded shares of TransCanada from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, July 28th. They now have a $58.00 price target on the stock.

TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP) is a North American energy infrastructure company focused on natural gas pipelines, oil pipelines and energy.

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