USD Partners (USDP) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

News headlines about USD Partners (NYSE:USDP) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. USD Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 45.700974057969 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.

USD Partners (NYSE:USDP) opened at $10.05 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $266.23, a P/E ratio of 10.20 and a beta of 0.95. USD Partners has a twelve month low of $9.00 and a twelve month high of $17.50. The company has a current ratio of 0.83, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.50.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, November 13th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 6th were issued a dividend of $0.345 per share. This represents a $1.38 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 13.73%. This is a boost from USD Partners’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.34. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 3rd. USD Partners’s dividend payout ratio is presently 150.00%.

USDP has been the subject of a number of research reports. TheStreet raised USD Partners from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Monday, October 9th. BidaskClub raised USD Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded USD Partners from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, ValuEngine raised USD Partners from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Monday. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. USD Partners has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $15.50.

In related news, insider Dan Borgen purchased 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 8th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $9.19 per share, with a total value of $45,950.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider G Stacy Smith purchased 9,850 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 6th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $10.54 per share, with a total value of $103,819.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought 19,850 shares of company stock worth $198,919 over the last ninety days. 2.60% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About USD Partners

USD Partners LP acquires, develops and operates energy-related logistics assets, including rail terminals and other midstream infrastructure. The Company’s segments include Terminalling services and Fleet services. The Terminalling services segment consists of various operations, including Hardisty terminal, Casper terminal and Ethanol terminals.

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