News stories about EQT GP Holdings (NYSE:EQGP) have trended positive on Monday, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. EQT GP Holdings earned a coverage optimism score of 0.31 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave press coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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EQGP has been the subject of several analyst reports. Janney Montgomery Scott initiated coverage on EQT GP Holdings in a report on Thursday, January 26th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $35.00 price objective for the company. Royal Bank of Canada raised their price objective on EQT GP Holdings from $34.00 to $36.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, February 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded EQT GP Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, February 13th. Morgan Stanley upgraded EQT GP Holdings from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $31.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, February 14th. Finally, Scotiabank restated a “hold” rating and issued a $30.00 price objective on shares of EQT GP Holdings in a report on Friday, March 24th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.60.

EQT GP Holdings (NYSE:EQGP) traded up 0.077% during trading on Monday, reaching $27.191. The company had a trading volume of 1,847 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $27.18 and a 200 day moving average price of $25.98. EQT GP Holdings has a one year low of $21.45 and a one year high of $28.53. The company has a market capitalization of $7.24 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.447 and a beta of 1.42.

EQT GP Holdings (NYSE:EQGP) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The oil and gas company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.01. EQT GP Holdings had a net margin of 29.55% and a return on equity of 11.43%. The business had revenue of $203.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $201.54 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.19 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that EQT GP Holdings will post $0.89 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 24th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 5th will be paid a $0.191 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, May 3rd. This is a boost from EQT GP Holdings’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.18. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.81%. EQT GP Holdings’s dividend payout ratio is currently 88.75%.

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About EQT GP Holdings

EQT GP Holdings, LP (EQGP) is a limited partnership company and subsidiary of EQT Gathering Holdings, LLC (EQT Gathering Holdings). The Company was formed to own EQT Corporation’s (EQT’s) partnership interests in EQT Midstream Partners, LP (EQM), a limited partnership formed by EQT to own, operate, acquire and develop midstream assets in the Appalachian Basin.

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