Pembina Pipeline Corp (NYSE:PBA) (TSE:PPL) was the recipient of a significant drop in short interest in October. As of October 13th, there was short interest totalling 4,737,007 shares, a drop of 53.2% from the September 29th total of 10,123,606 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 442,857 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 10.7 days. Approximately 1.2% of the company’s stock are sold short.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on PBA. BidaskClub lowered shares of Pembina Pipeline Corp from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Pembina Pipeline Corp from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, AltaCorp Capital raised shares of Pembina Pipeline Corp from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Pembina Pipeline Corp presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $43.00.

Pembina Pipeline Corp (NYSE PBA) opened at 32.76 on Monday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $33.99 and its 200 day moving average is $33.01. Pembina Pipeline Corp has a 12 month low of $27.44 and a 12 month high of $35.63. The company has a market cap of $13.20 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.11 and a beta of 0.73.

Pembina Pipeline Corp (NYSE:PBA) (TSE:PPL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The pipeline company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.27 by ($0.08). Pembina Pipeline Corp had a return on equity of 8.60% and a net margin of 12.12%. The firm had revenue of $1.17 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.36 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.25 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 13.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that Pembina Pipeline Corp will post $1.24 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, October 25th will be given a dividend of $0.144 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 24th. This represents a $1.73 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.27%. This is an increase from Pembina Pipeline Corp’s previous monthly dividend of $0.14. Pembina Pipeline Corp’s dividend payout ratio is 178.35%.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. HighTower Advisors LLC boosted its position in Pembina Pipeline Corp by 1.2% during the 1st quarter. HighTower Advisors LLC now owns 7,730 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $245,000 after acquiring an additional 93 shares during the last quarter. Girard Partners LTD. boosted its position in Pembina Pipeline Corp by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. Girard Partners LTD. now owns 11,498 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $381,000 after acquiring an additional 97 shares during the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. boosted its position in Pembina Pipeline Corp by 0.5% during the 2nd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 24,708 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $818,000 after acquiring an additional 125 shares during the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group boosted its position in Pembina Pipeline Corp by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 42,207 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $1,811,000 after acquiring an additional 275 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bard Associates Inc. boosted its position in Pembina Pipeline Corp by 0.5% during the 2nd quarter. Bard Associates Inc. now owns 54,992 shares of the pipeline company’s stock worth $1,821,000 after acquiring an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. 50.24% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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About Pembina Pipeline Corp

Pembina Pipeline Corporation is an energy transportation and service provider. The Company operates through four segments. The Conventional Pipelines segment consists of the tariff-based operations of pipelines and related facilities to deliver crude oil, condensate and natural gas liquids (NGL) in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and North Dakota, United States.

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