Media stories about Warrior Met Coal (NYSE:HCC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Warrior Met Coal earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.4613910092786 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
HCC has been the topic of a number of research reports. Citigroup raised shares of Warrior Met Coal from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. ValuEngine cut shares of Warrior Met Coal from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Warrior Met Coal from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 27th. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price objective on shares of Warrior Met Coal to $39.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $33.00 price target on shares of Warrior Met Coal and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. Warrior Met Coal currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.58.
Warrior Met Coal (HCC) traded up $0.20 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $29.15. 473,741 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 710,521. Warrior Met Coal has a 1-year low of $15.10 and a 1-year high of $33.72. The company has a current ratio of 2.48, a quick ratio of 1.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,537.79 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 3.36.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, February 23rd were issued a $0.05 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 22nd. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.69%. Warrior Met Coal’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 2.32%.
In other Warrior Met Coal news, CEO Walter J. Scheller sold 50,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.98, for a total value of $1,549,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, COO Jack K. Richardson sold 50,991 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.79, for a total value of $1,621,003.89. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 142,097 shares of company stock worth $4,461,619.
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Warrior Met Coal Company Profile
Warrior Met Coal, Inc, formerly Warrior Met Coal, LLC, is a producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the steel industry from underground mines located in Brookwood, Alabama, southwest of Birmingham and near Tuscaloosa. These underground coalmines are 1,400 to 2,100 feet underground. Its operations serve markets in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America via barge and rail access to the Port of Mobile.
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