Media stories about PNM Resources (NYSE:PNM) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PNM Resources earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.0559033068595 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

PNM Resources (NYSE:PNM) opened at $34.60 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $2,803.81, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.39, a PEG ratio of 3.51 and a beta of 0.26. PNM Resources has a 52 week low of $33.75 and a 52 week high of $46.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.25, a quick ratio of 0.43 and a current ratio of 0.53.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, January 18th were paid a dividend of $0.265 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, January 17th. This represents a $1.06 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.06%. This is an increase from PNM Resources’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.24. PNM Resources’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 53.27%.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on PNM. SunTrust Banks set a $35.00 target price on shares of PNM Resources and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of PNM Resources from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “hold” rating and issued a $40.00 target price on shares of PNM Resources in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. UBS Group began coverage on shares of PNM Resources in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. They issued a “sell” rating and a $36.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Mizuho restated a “sell” rating and issued a $30.50 target price on shares of PNM Resources in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $39.38.

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About PNM Resources

PNM Resources, Inc (PNMR) is an investor-owned holding company with approximately two regulated utilities providing electricity and electric services in New Mexico and Texas. PNMR’s electric utilities are Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) and Texas-New Mexico Power Company (TNMP). It operates in three segments: PNM, TNMP, and Corporate and Other.

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