Press coverage about Warrior Met Coal (NYSE:HCC) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Warrior Met Coal earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.1394153980729 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
HCC has been the subject of a number of research reports. Royal Bank of Canada set a $27.00 target price on shares of Warrior Met Coal and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Warrior Met Coal from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, October 16th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Warrior Met Coal from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. B. Riley reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $26.00 target price on shares of Warrior Met Coal in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, FBR & Co set a $26.00 target price on shares of Warrior Met Coal and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Warrior Met Coal presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $25.75.
Warrior Met Coal (NYSE HCC) opened at $28.22 on Friday. Warrior Met Coal has a 1 year low of $15.10 and a 1 year high of $30.49.
Warrior Met Coal (NYSE:HCC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $2.27 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.26 by $0.01. Warrior Met Coal had a net margin of 36.20% and a return on equity of 51.58%. The company had revenue of $312.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $301.89 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 489.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Warrior Met Coal will post 7.76 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other Warrior Met Coal news, Director Stephen D. Williams sold 18,742 shares of Warrior Met Coal stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.00, for a total transaction of $524,776.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 20,000 shares in the company, valued at $560,000. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Franklin Mutual Advisers Llc sold 4,237 shares of Warrior Met Coal stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.46, for a total transaction of $86,689.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.15% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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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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