News articles about IDACORP (NYSE:IDA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. IDACORP earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the coal producer an impact score of 46.1200688799206 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of IDACORP (NYSE:IDA) opened at $97.16 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,896.18, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.64, a PEG ratio of 5.24 and a beta of 0.55. The company has a quick ratio of 1.53, a current ratio of 2.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78. IDACORP has a 52 week low of $77.49 and a 52 week high of $100.04.
IDACORP (NYSE:IDA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The coal producer reported $1.80 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.66 by $0.14. The business had revenue of $408.32 million for the quarter. IDACORP had a return on equity of 9.44% and a net margin of 15.46%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.65 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that IDACORP will post 4.12 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 6th were paid a $0.59 dividend. This is a boost from IDACORP’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.55. This represents a $2.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 3rd. IDACORP’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 57.42%.
IDA has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut IDACORP from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. BidaskClub upgraded IDACORP from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of IDACORP in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded IDACORP from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th.
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IDACORP Company Profile
IDACORP, Inc is a holding company. The Company’s principal operating subsidiary is Idaho Power Company (Idaho Power). The Company’s segment is utility operations. The utility operations segment’s primary source of revenue is the regulated operations of Idaho Power. Idaho Power is an electric utility engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution, sale and purchase of electric energy and capacity.
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