NextEra Energy Partners, (NEP) Receives Media Impact Score of 0.21

News headlines about NextEra Energy Partners, (NYSE:NEP) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NextEra Energy Partners, earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the solar energy provider an impact score of 47.1703364267764 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

NEP has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Vetr upgraded shares of NextEra Energy Partners, from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 target price for the company in a report on Monday, May 15th. Barclays PLC restated an “overweight” rating and set a $39.00 price target (up from $34.00) on shares of NextEra Energy Partners, in a report on Sunday, April 23rd. BidaskClub cut shares of NextEra Energy Partners, from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Williams Capital assumed coverage on shares of NextEra Energy Partners, in a report on Thursday, June 1st. They set a “buy” rating and a $45.00 price target for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of NextEra Energy Partners, from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the stock. NextEra Energy Partners, currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $38.57.

Shares of NextEra Energy Partners, (NYSE NEP) opened at 39.07 on Friday. NextEra Energy Partners, has a 1-year low of $23.90 and a 1-year high of $41.49. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $38.83 and a 200-day moving average of $34.65. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.12 billion, a PE ratio of 21.51 and a beta of 1.26.

NextEra Energy Partners, (NYSE:NEP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The solar energy provider reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.19. NextEra Energy Partners, had a net margin of 13.77% and a return on equity of 4.74%. The company had revenue of $204 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $232.03 million. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that NextEra Energy Partners, will post $1.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 14th. Investors of record on Monday, August 7th were paid a $0.38 dividend. This represents a $1.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 3rd. This is a boost from NextEra Energy Partners,’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.37. NextEra Energy Partners,’s dividend payout ratio is 76.38%.

In other NextEra Energy Partners, news, insider Armando Pimentel, Jr. purchased 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 14th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $38.23 per share, for a total transaction of $191,150.00. Following the purchase, the insider now owns 20,000 shares in the company, valued at $764,600. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Mark E. Hickson purchased 1,350 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 5th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $37.51 per share, for a total transaction of $50,638.50. Following the purchase, the executive vice president now owns 4,780 shares in the company, valued at approximately $179,297.80. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 0.46% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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NextEra Energy Partners, Company Profile

Nextera Energy Partners, LP is a limited partnership formed to acquire, manage and own contracted clean energy projects. The Company, through its limited partnership interest in NextEra Energy Operating Partners, LP (NEP OpCo), owns a portfolio of contracted renewable generation assets consisting of wind and solar projects, as well as contracted natural gas pipeline assets.

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