Media headlines about Hi-Crush Partners (NYSE:HCLP) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hi-Crush Partners earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 47.2926776442508 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Yesterday’s Hot Mover – Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE: HCLP) – Stocks Pen (stockspen.com)
- Lookout for these Two stocks: C&J Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE:CJ), Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE:HCLP) – The Oracle Examiner (oracleexaminer.com)
- Hi-Crush to Join Alerian’s AMZ and AMZE – EnerCom Inc. (press release) (blog) (oilandgas360.com)
- Energy Sector Update for 03/13/2018: HCLP,GHM,KOS,OBE,OBE.V – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Hi-Crush Partners LP (HCLP) and Hortonworks Cmn (HDP) Under Limelight – Post Registrar (postregistrar.com)
A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. R. F. Lafferty lifted their price objective on Hi-Crush Partners from $23.00 to $25.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 price target on shares of Hi-Crush Partners in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and set a $13.25 price target on shares of Hi-Crush Partners in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hi-Crush Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, Cowen set a $16.00 price target on Hi-Crush Partners and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, January 29th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $16.66.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, February 13th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 1st were given a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.30%. This is an increase from Hi-Crush Partners’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.15. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, January 31st. Hi-Crush Partners’s dividend payout ratio is 88.89%.
About Hi-Crush Partners
Hi-Crush Partners LP is an integrated producer, transporter, marketer and distributor of monocrystalline sand, a specialized mineral that is used as a proppant to manage the recovery rates of hydrocarbons from oil and natural gas wells. Its reserves consist of northern white sand, a resource in Wisconsin and limited portions of the upper Midwest region of the United States.
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