EQT (NYSE:EQT) is scheduled to issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Thursday, April 25th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.77 per share for the quarter. Parties interested in listening to the company’s conference call can do so using this link.

EQT (NYSE:EQT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 14th. The oil and gas producer reported $0.79 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.81 by ($0.02). EQT had a positive return on equity of 4.46% and a negative net margin of 45.88%. The firm had revenue of $1.25 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.27 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.76 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 20.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect EQT to post $1 EPS for the current fiscal year and $1 EPS for the next fiscal year.

EQT stock opened at $21.01 on Wednesday. EQT has a fifty-two week low of $16.29 and a fifty-two week high of $31.28. The stock has a market cap of $5.36 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.36, a PEG ratio of 1.52 and a beta of 0.71. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44, a quick ratio of 0.84 and a current ratio of 0.84.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Saturday, June 1st. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.03 per share. This represents a $0.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.57%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 14th. EQT’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 7.06%.

In related news, EVP Erin R. Centofanti bought 7,765 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 29th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $20.83 per share, for a total transaction of $161,744.95. Following the completion of the purchase, the executive vice president now directly owns 59,594 shares in the company, valued at $1,241,343.02. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, SVP David Joseph Smith bought 16,800 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 19th. The stock was bought at an average price of $19.06 per share, for a total transaction of $320,208.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the senior vice president now owns 42,102 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $802,464.12. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders acquired 59,459 shares of company stock worth $1,177,466. Corporate insiders own 0.68% of the company’s stock.

EQT has been the topic of several analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price target on shares of EQT in a report on Tuesday, January 22nd. TD Securities boosted their price target on shares of EQT from $21.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 20th. Jefferies Financial Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $21.00 price target on shares of EQT in a report on Tuesday, January 29th. Cowen initiated coverage on shares of EQT in a report on Tuesday, April 9th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $24.00 price target on the stock. Finally, MKM Partners reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of EQT in a research note on Tuesday, April 16th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $37.13.

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About EQT

EQT Corporation operates as a natural gas production company in the United States. It produces natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and crude oil. As of December 31, 2018, this segment had 21.8 trillion cubic feet of proved natural gas, NGLs, and crude oil reserves across approximately 1.4 million gross acres.

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