Questar Corp. (NYSE:STR) rose 0% on Friday . The stock traded as high as $25.04 and last traded at $25.03, with a volume of 508,645 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $25.02.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Questar Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, May 28th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, Questar Corp. presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.50.
The company’s 50 day moving average is $25.11 and its 200 day moving average is $25.04. The firm has a market cap of $4.39 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.57 and a beta of 0.51.
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Questar Corp. (NYSE:STR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $174.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $219.70 million. Questar Corp. had a net margin of 17.15% and a return on equity of 16.86%. Questar Corp.’s quarterly revenue was down 12.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.23 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that Questar Corp. will post $1.30 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 12th. Investors of record on Friday, August 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.22 per share. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.52%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 17th. Questar Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is 79.28%.
In related news, VP Colleen Larkin Bell sold 1,194 shares of Questar Corp. stock in a transaction on Monday, June 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.01, for a total transaction of $29,861.94. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 12,204 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $305,222.04. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Corporate insiders own 0.42% of the company’s stock.
About Questar Corp.
Questar Corporation (Questar) is an integrated natural gas holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries is principally engaged in three lines of business, which include Questar Gas Company (Questar Gas), which provides retail natural gas distribution in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho; Wexpro Company (Wexpro), which develops and produces natural gas from cost-of-service reserves for Questar Gas customers, and Questar Pipeline Company, which operates interstate natural gas pipelines and storage facilities in the western the United States and provides other energy services.
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