Media headlines about Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sempra Energy earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.9839415140935 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) traded down $4.27 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $116.22. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,136,468 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,122,240. The company has a market cap of $30,249.83, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.31, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.65 and a beta of 0.61. Sempra Energy has a twelve month low of $98.49 and a twelve month high of $122.97. The company has a current ratio of 0.40, a quick ratio of 0.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.96.

Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) last posted its earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The utilities provider reported $1.04 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.04. The business had revenue of $2.68 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.64 billion. Sempra Energy had a return on equity of 8.81% and a net margin of 10.22%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.02 EPS. research analysts expect that Sempra Energy will post 5.24 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on SRE. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Sempra Energy in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. J P Morgan Chase & Co lifted their price objective on Sempra Energy from $123.00 to $124.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. BidaskClub upgraded Sempra Energy from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Zacks Investment Research cut Sempra Energy from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on Sempra Energy from $131.00 to $134.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $124.56.

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Sempra Energy Company Profile

Sempra Energy is a holding company. The Company’s principal operating units are Sempra Utilities, which includes its San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E), Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and Sempra South American Utilities segments, and Sempra Infrastructure, which includes its Sempra Mexico, Sempra Renewables and Sempra LNG & Midstream segments.

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