Algonquin Power & Utilities (TSE:AQN) Stock Price Passes Above 200-Day Moving Average of $10.80

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (TSE:AQNGet Rating) passed above its 200-day moving average during trading on Thursday . The stock has a 200-day moving average of C$10.80 and traded as high as C$12.31. Algonquin Power & Utilities shares last traded at C$11.61, with a volume of 3,542,446 shares traded.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their target price on Algonquin Power & Utilities from C$11.00 to C$12.00 in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. National Bankshares cut their price target on Algonquin Power & Utilities from C$11.00 to C$10.00 in a report on Tuesday, March 7th. Finally, Desjardins cut Algonquin Power & Utilities from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a C$7.00 price target for the company. in a report on Friday, January 13th.

Algonquin Power & Utilities Trading Down 2.7 %

The stock has a market cap of C$7.99 billion, a PE ratio of -26.39, a PEG ratio of 1.07 and a beta of 0.27. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 106.37, a quick ratio of 0.37 and a current ratio of 0.71. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of C$11.19 and a 200 day moving average price of C$10.80.

Algonquin Power & Utilities (TSE:AQNGet Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, March 17th. The company reported C$0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of C$0.25 by C$0.05. Algonquin Power & Utilities had a negative return on equity of 4.15% and a negative net margin of 7.67%. The company had revenue of C$1.02 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of C$939.00 million. Equities analysts expect that Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. will post 0.8055368 EPS for the current year.

Algonquin Power & Utilities Increases Dividend

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 14th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 31st were given a dividend of $0.298 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 30th. This is a positive change from Algonquin Power & Utilities’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.25. This represents a $1.19 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 10.27%. Algonquin Power & Utilities’s payout ratio is -131.82%.

About Algonquin Power & Utilities

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Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., through its subsidiaries, owns and operates a portfolio of regulated and non-regulated generation, distribution, and transmission utility assets. The company operates through two segments, Regulated Services Group and Renewable Energy Group. The Regulated Services Group segment operates a portfolio of rate-regulated utilities located in the United States, Canada, Chile, and Bermuda.

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