Media stories about Icahn Enterprises L.P. (NASDAQ:IEP) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Icahn Enterprises L.P. earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the conglomerate an impact score of 45.5636531129691 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Icahn Enterprises L.P. (NASDAQ IEP) opened at 54.72 on Friday. Icahn Enterprises L.P. has a one year low of $45.42 and a one year high of $64.80.

Icahn Enterprises L.P. (NASDAQ:IEP) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, August 8th. The conglomerate reported $9.51 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $9.02. Icahn Enterprises L.P. had a return on equity of 15.51% and a net margin of 6.35%. The company had revenue of $6.65 billion during the quarter. Equities analysts expect that Icahn Enterprises L.P. will post $9.91 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 14th were issued a dividend of $1.50 per share. This represents a $6.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 10.96%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 10th. Icahn Enterprises L.P.’s dividend payout ratio is currently 38.22%.

Several brokerages have issued reports on IEP. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $61.00 price target on shares of Icahn Enterprises L.P. in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. BidaskClub raised shares of Icahn Enterprises L.P. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, June 17th. TheStreet raised shares of Icahn Enterprises L.P. from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Icahn Enterprises L.P. from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $50.50.

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Icahn Enterprises L.P. Company Profile

Icahn Enterprises L.P. (Icahn Enterprises) is a holding company. The Company’s segments include Automotive, Energy, Metals, Railcar, Gaming, Food Packaging, Mining, Real Estate and Home Fashion. The Company’s Investment segment includes various private investment funds. The Company operates its Automotive segment through its ownership in Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation and IEH Auto Parts Holding LLC.

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