Media stories about Blueknight Energy Partners (NASDAQ:BKEP) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blueknight Energy Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the pipeline company an impact score of 46.1477025181693 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Zacks Investment Research Upgrades Blueknight Energy Partners (BKEP) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)
- BlueKnight Energy Partners (BKEP) Misses Q4 EPS by 13c, Beats on Revenues (streetinsider.com)
- Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P. to Host Earnings Call (finance.yahoo.com)
- Blueknight Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results (finance.yahoo.com)
Several analysts recently issued reports on BKEP shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Blueknight Energy Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, January 15th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $6.00 price target on shares of Blueknight Energy Partners in a research report on Friday, December 8th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Blueknight Energy Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 14th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 2nd were given a $0.145 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 1st. This represents a $0.58 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 12.29%. Blueknight Energy Partners’s dividend payout ratio is currently -386.64%.
In other Blueknight Energy Partners news, major shareholder Msd Partners, L.P. sold 3,073,951 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.17, for a total value of $15,892,326.67. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 1.70% of the company’s stock.
About Blueknight Energy Partners
Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P. is a master limited partnership company. The Company manages its operations through four segments: asphalt terminaling services, crude oil terminaling and storage services, crude oil pipeline services, and crude oil trucking and producer field services. Asphalt terminaling services segment operations generally consist of fee based activities associated with providing storage, terminaling and throughput services for asphalt product and residual fuel oil.
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