Backstageplay (BP) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media stories about Backstageplay (NYSE:BP) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Backstageplay earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.9360035768571 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on BP. Scotiabank set a $37.00 price target on shares of Backstageplay and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub lowered shares of Backstageplay from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. TheStreet lowered shares of Backstageplay from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Vetr lowered shares of Backstageplay from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $40.67 price target for the company. in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies upgraded shares of Backstageplay from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $36.33 to $42.00 in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. Backstageplay currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of C$38.67.

Shares of Backstageplay (BP) opened at C$40.30 on Friday. Backstageplay has a 1-year low of C$32.53 and a 1-year high of C$41.55.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Investors of record on Friday, November 10th will be issued a $0.60 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 9th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.96%. This is an increase from Backstageplay’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.60.

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About Backstageplay

BP p.l.c. is an integrated oil and gas company. The Company owns an interest in OJSC Oil Company Rosneft (Rosneft), an oil and gas company. The Company’s segments include Upstream, Downstream, Rosneft, and Other businesses and corporate. The Upstream segment is engaged in oil and natural gas exploration, field development and production, as well as midstream transportation, storage and processing.

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