Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Warrior Met Coal (NYSE:HCC) Share Price

News articles about Warrior Met Coal (NYSE:HCC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Warrior Met Coal earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines 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 immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several research firms have issued reports on HCC. Royal Bank of Canada set a $33.00 price objective on shares of Warrior Met Coal and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Warrior Met Coal from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $31.00 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, February 12th. ValuEngine cut shares of Warrior Met Coal from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. BMO Capital Markets upped their price target on shares of Warrior Met Coal to $39.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, Citigroup raised shares of Warrior Met Coal from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Warrior Met Coal has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $28.92.

Shares of NYSE HCC traded up $0.37 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $28.00. 479,135 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 737,214. The company has a quick ratio of 1.98, a current ratio of 2.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90. The firm has a market cap of $1,505.82 and a PE ratio of 3.24. Warrior Met Coal has a 12 month low of $15.10 and a 12 month high of $33.72.

Warrior Met Coal (NYSE:HCC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 14th. The company reported $1.16 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.16. The firm had revenue of $239.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $227.72 million. Warrior Met Coal had a net margin of 38.92% and a return on equity of 61.78%. equities research analysts anticipate that Warrior Met Coal will post 6.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 23rd were paid a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 22nd. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.71%. Warrior Met Coal’s payout ratio is 2.32%.

In other Warrior Met Coal news, COO Jack K. Richardson sold 50,991 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.79, for a total transaction of $1,621,003.89. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Michael T. Madden sold 32,436 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.96, for a total transaction of $939,346.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 174,533 shares of company stock worth $5,400,965 in the last 90 days. 0.51% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About Warrior Met Coal

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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