News articles about Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) (TSE:ENB) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Enbridge earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the pipeline company an impact score of 47.4857421059299 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Morgan Stanley restated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $44.00 price target (down previously from $45.00) on shares of Enbridge in a report on Friday, July 14th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Enbridge from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, June 24th. J P Morgan Chase & Co restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Enbridge in a report on Friday, June 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Enbridge from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $54.67.

Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) traded up 0.53% on Thursday, hitting $41.17. 1,097,714 shares of the company traded hands. Enbridge has a 12 month low of $37.37 and a 12 month high of $45.09. The firm has a market capitalization of $67.75 billion, a P/E ratio of 33.25 and a beta of 0.63. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $40.47 and its 200 day moving average is $40.54.

Enbridge (NYSE:ENB) (TSE:ENB) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The pipeline company reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.35 by ($0.05). Enbridge had a return on equity of 6.04% and a net margin of 5.28%. The firm had revenue of $8.26 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $8.81 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.50 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that Enbridge will post $1.69 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 1st. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 15th were paid a $0.489 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, August 11th. This represents a $1.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.75%. This is an increase from Enbridge’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.33. Enbridge’s payout ratio is currently 190.29%.

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Enbridge Company Profile

Enbridge Inc is a Canada-based energy transportation and distribution company. The Company is engaged in delivering energy. It operates through five segments: Liquids Pipelines, Gas Distribution, Gas Pipelines and Processing, Green Power and Transmission, and Energy Services. Liquids Pipelines consists of common carrier and contract crude oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), and refined products pipelines and terminals, including Canadian Mainline, Lakehead Pipeline System, Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast and Regional Oil Sands System.

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