34.44 +0.02 (0.07%)
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|Bid||34.47 x 1100|
|Ask||34.49 x 900|
|Day's Range||34.37 - 34.89|
|52 Week Range||22.75 - 43.79|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.68|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||25.27|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.80 (10.95%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
AmeriGas Partners, L.P. (APU) might move higher on growing optimism about its earnings prospects, which is reflected by its upgrade to a Zacks Rank 2 (Buy).
The lawsuit against AmeriGas and UGI Corp. alleges the company omitted information related to the deal from its proxy statement.
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The company now expects a full-year profit of $2.40-$2.60 per share, compared with its previous forecast of $2.75-$2.95. In the AmeriGas deal, shareholders will receive 0.50 shares of UGI in addition to $7.63 in cash for each share owned, the companies said in a statement. The offer represents a premium of 13.5 percent to AmeriGas's Monday closing price.
AmeriGas Partners news about a deal with UGI (NYSE:UGI) has APU stock heading higher on Tuesday.Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr (Modified)AmeriGas Partners (NYSE:APU) announced today that it has entered into a deal with UGI that will have it merging with the company. This will have UGI acquiring all 69.20 million publicly held shares of APU that it doesn't already hold.The AmeriGas Partners news includes UGI making an offer that includes a mix of its own shares and cash for APU stock. This will have offering .50 shares of UGI stock and $7.63 in cash for each share of APU stock.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe offer from UGI for shares of APU stock represent a 13.5% premium to its closing price on Monday. It is also a $21.9% premium over the 30-day volume weighted average price for the stock.If all goes well with the deal, then AmeriGas Partners will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of UGI. It's also worth noting that UGI already has a 26% stake in the company. * 15 Stocks to Buy Leading the Financial Charge "After conducting a comprehensive review of strategic alternatives, both the AmeriGas and UGI Boards determined that a merger of AmeriGas was the most compelling next step in our development," Hugh Gallagher, President and CEO of AmeriGas Partners, said in a statement. "The transaction with UGI supports a strong and stable AmeriGas and empowers a focus on growth opportunities."The AmeriGas Partners news release states that the companies are expecting the deal to close in the fourth quarter of 2019.APU stock was up 11% and UGI stock was down 6% as of Tuesday morning. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Stocks From Around the World That Beat U.S. Stocks * 7 Breakout Stocks to Watch in 2019 * 5 Cheap Small-Cap Stocks to Buy As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.Compare Brokers The post AmeriGas Partners News: APU Stock Shoots Higher on UGI Deal appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Energy distributor UGI Corp said on Tuesday it will buy the nearly 75 percent it does not own in retail propane marketer AmeriGas Partners L.P. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $2.44 billion. UGI Corp, ...
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AmeriGas Partners LP is a retail propane distributor in the United States and conducts its business through its subsidiary, AmeriGas Propane, L.P. The company also sells, installs, and services propane appliances, including heating systems. The dividend yield of AmeriGas Partners LP stocks is 10.71%. AmeriGas Partners LP had annual average EBITDA growth of 0.40% over the past ten years.