TransAlta Co. (TSE:TA) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” from Analysts

Shares of TransAlta Co. (TSE:TAGet Free Report) (NYSE:TAC) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation, six have given a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is C$17.06.

TA has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. CIBC boosted their price objective on shares of TransAlta from C$17.50 to C$18.50 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. National Bankshares raised their price objective on TransAlta from C$14.00 to C$15.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Scotiabank boosted their target price on shares of TransAlta from C$16.00 to C$17.00 in a report on Monday, May 8th. CSFB raised their price target on shares of TransAlta from C$17.00 to C$18.50 in a report on Tuesday, May 16th. Finally, ATB Capital boosted their price objective on shares of TransAlta from C$18.00 to C$19.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th.

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TransAlta Trading Up 0.3 %

TA opened at C$13.01 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 1.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 190.63. The stock’s fifty day moving average is C$13.11 and its two-hundred day moving average is C$12.51. The company has a market capitalization of C$3.43 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.55, a PEG ratio of -0.07 and a beta of 1.06. TransAlta has a 52 week low of C$10.52 and a 52 week high of C$13.97.

TransAlta (TSE:TAGet Free Report) (NYSE:TAC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 4th. The company reported C$0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of C$0.04 by C$0.19. TransAlta had a return on equity of 18.75% and a net margin of 8.64%. The firm had revenue of C$625.00 million during the quarter. Analysts forecast that TransAlta will post 2.1589085 earnings per share for the current year.

TransAlta Dividend Announcement

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Sunday, October 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.055 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 31st. This represents a $0.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.69%. TransAlta’s payout ratio is 22.92%.

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TransAlta Corporation engages in the development, production, and sale of electric energy. It operates through Hydro, Wind and Solar, Gas, Energy Transition, and Energy Marketing segments. The Hydro segment has a net ownership interest of approximately 922 megawatts (MW) of owned hydro electrical-generating capacity located in Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario.

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