Questar Corp. (STR) Sees Strong Trading Volume
Questar Corp. (NYSE:STR) saw strong trading volume on Monday . 868,569 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 9% from the previous session’s volume of 799,787 shares.The stock last traded at $25.01 and had previously closed at $24.99.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Questar Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 3rd. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, Questar Corp. currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $20.50.
The firm has a market cap of $4.39 billion and a PE ratio of 22.57. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $25.14 and a 200-day moving average of $25.03.
Questar Corp. (NYSE:STR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22 by $0.02. The firm earned $174.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $219.70 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.23 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 12.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Questar Corp. will post $1.30 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 19th will be issued a dividend of $0.22 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 17th. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.52%.
In other news, VP Colleen Larkin Bell sold 1,194 shares of Questar Corp. stock in a transaction on Monday, June 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.01, for a total transaction of $29,861.94. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 12,204 shares in the company, valued at $305,222.04. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.
A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Questar Corp. stock. KBC Group NV raised its position in shares of Questar Corp. (NYSE:STR) by 666.7% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 100,808 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 87,659 shares during the period. KBC Group NV owned about 0.06% of Questar Corp. worth $1,964,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Questar Corporation (Questar) is an integrated natural gas holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries is principally engaged in three lines of business, which include Questar Gas Company (Questar Gas), which provides retail natural gas distribution in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho; Wexpro Company (Wexpro), which develops and produces natural gas from cost-of-service reserves for Questar Gas customers, and Questar Pipeline Company, which operates interstate natural gas pipelines and storage facilities in the western the United States and provides other energy services.
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