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PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE:PTR) announced a semiannual dividend on Tuesday, September 2nd, Analyst Ratings News reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 11th will be paid a dividend of 2.7181 per share on Thursday, October 9th. This represents a dividend yield of 3.77%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, September 9th.

A number of research firms have recently commented on PTR. Analysts at Societe Generale downgraded shares of PetroChina Company Limited from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 30th. Analysts at Macquarie upgraded shares of PetroChina Company Limited from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, June 23rd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy”.

Shares of PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE:PTR) traded up 1.81% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $144.37. The stock had a trading volume of 137,312 shares. PetroChina Company Limited has a 52-week low of $94.75 and a 52-week high of $146.00. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $135.8 and its 200-day moving average is $119.3. The company has a market cap of $264.2 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.02.

PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE:PTR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, September 2nd. The company reported $2.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.83 by $0.09. On average, analysts predict that PetroChina Company Limited will post $12.29 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

PetroChina Company Limited is mainly engaged in the production and sale of oil and gas related products.

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