Media stories about Natural Resource Partners (NYSE:NRP) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Natural Resource Partners earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the energy company an impact score of 46.2478604725754 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Natural Resource Partners from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 price target on shares of Natural Resource Partners in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Natural Resource Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, January 19th.
Natural Resource Partners (NRP) opened at $30.25 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $374.59, a P/E ratio of 8.69 and a beta of 0.66. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.79, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a current ratio of 0.76. Natural Resource Partners has a 12 month low of $22.81 and a 12 month high of $40.00.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 14th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 7th were paid a $0.45 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, February 6th. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.95%. Natural Resource Partners’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 51.72%.
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Natural Resource Partners Company Profile
Natural Resource Partners L.P. owns, operates, manages and leases a portfolio of mineral properties in the United States, including interests in coal, trona and soda ash, construction aggregates and other natural resources. Coal Royalty and Other segment consists primarily of coal royalty and coal related transportation and processing assets.
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