News stories about ECA Marcellus Trust I (NYSE:ECT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, 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 public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. ECA Marcellus Trust I earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.1829375796876 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of ECA Marcellus Trust I (NYSE:ECT) traded up 1.190% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $2.125. The company had a trading volume of 11,065 shares. ECA Marcellus Trust I has a 52-week low of $1.98 and a 52-week high of $2.95. The company has a market cap of $37.41 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.439 and a beta of 1.42. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $2.24 and its 200 day moving average price is $2.20.

ECA Marcellus Trust I (NYSE:ECT) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The oil and gas company reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter. ECA Marcellus Trust I had a return on equity of 10.54% and a net margin of 84.94%. The company had revenue of $2.01 million during the quarter. Equities analysts expect that ECA Marcellus Trust I will post $0.77 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 18th will be paid a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 18.82%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 16th. This is a positive change from ECA Marcellus Trust I’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.09. ECA Marcellus Trust I’s payout ratio is 121.22%.

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ECA Marcellus Trust I Company Profile

ECA Marcellus Trust I (the Trust) is a statutory trust. The Trust is formed by Energy Corporation of America (ECA) to own royalty interests in natural gas properties owned and operated by ECA in the Marcellus Shale formation in Greene County, Pennsylvania. The Trust does not conduct any operations or activities.

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