Nextera Energy Partners (NEP) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

News stories about Nextera Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. 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 daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the solar energy provider an impact score of 46.1281648678431 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of research firms have weighed in on NEP. ValuEngine raised shares of Nextera Energy Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. JPMorgan Chase cut their price objective on shares of Nextera Energy Partners from $40.00 to $38.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Nextera Energy Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday. Bank of America raised shares of Nextera Energy Partners from an “underperform” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $39.12 to $43.00 in a report on Friday, March 16th. Finally, Guggenheim started coverage on shares of Nextera Energy Partners in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $45.00 target price for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $42.03.

NEP stock opened at $38.47 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $2,094.63, a PE ratio of 58.29, a P/E/G ratio of 1.79 and a beta of 1.21. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.54, a current ratio of 1.44 and a quick ratio of 1.44. Nextera Energy Partners has a 52 week low of $31.78 and a 52 week high of $45.38.

Nextera Energy Partners (NYSE:NEP) last released its earnings results on Friday, January 26th. The solar energy provider reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.26 by ($0.07). The company had revenue of $197.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $251.41 million. Nextera Energy Partners had a positive return on equity of 1.80% and a negative net margin of 8.63%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned ($0.23) EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Nextera Energy Partners will post 1.91 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Nextera Energy Partners

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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