Natural Resource Partners (NYSE:NRP) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds

Headlines about Natural Resource Partners (NYSE:NRP) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog 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. Natural Resource Partners earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the energy company an impact score of 45.8881752127733 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

NRP has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Natural Resource Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, January 19th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $36.00 price objective on shares of Natural Resource Partners in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Natural Resource Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th.

Shares of Natural Resource Partners (NYSE NRP) traded up $0.10 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $29.10. The company had a trading volume of 8,324 shares, compared to its average volume of 33,743. The company has a current ratio of 0.89, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.12. The firm has a market cap of $343.72, a P/E ratio of 11.54 and a beta of 0.66. Natural Resource Partners has a 52-week low of $22.81 and a 52-week high of $45.60.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 14th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 7th will be given a $0.45 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 6th. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.19%. Natural Resource Partners’s payout ratio is currently 72.00%.

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Natural Resource Partners Company Profile

Natural Resource Partners L.P. owns, operates, manages and leases a portfolio of mineral properties in the United States, including interests in coal, trona and soda ash, construction aggregates and other natural resources. Coal Royalty and Other segment consists primarily of coal royalty and coal related transportation and processing assets.

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