Enerplus (NYSE:ERF) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.09

News coverage about Enerplus (NYSE:ERF) (TSE:ERF) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Enerplus earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the oil and natural gas company an impact score of 49.0747871374374 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Enerplus (NYSE ERF) traded up $0.31 on Thursday, hitting $10.61. The stock had a trading volume of 1,309,428 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,440,041. The company has a market cap of $2,560.00, a P/E ratio of 3.22 and a beta of 1.35. The company has a quick ratio of 2.04, a current ratio of 2.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. Enerplus has a 12 month low of $6.52 and a 12 month high of $10.75.

The business also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a dividend of $0.008 per share. This represents a $0.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. Enerplus’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 2.73%.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on ERF. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price objective on shares of Enerplus in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Enerplus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, November 13th. ValuEngine upgraded Enerplus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Scotiabank reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price target on shares of Enerplus in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, CIBC started coverage on Enerplus in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. They set a “sector outperform” rating for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $14.20.

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Enerplus Company Profile

Enerplus Corporation is an oil and natural gas company. The Company’s oil and natural gas property interests are located in the United States, primarily in North Dakota, Montana, and Pennsylvania, as well as in western Canada in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. The Company’s oil and natural gas property interests contains proved plus probable gross reserves of approximately 14.3 million barrels (MMbbls) of light and medium crude oil, 39.0 MMbbls of heavy crude oil, 123 MMbbls of tight oil, 18.1 MMbbls of natural gas liquids (NGLs), 126.3 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of conventional natural gas and 1,002.8 Bcf of shale gas, for a total of approximately 382.5 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBOE).

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