News coverage about Warrior Met Coal (NYSE:HCC) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring 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. Warrior Met Coal earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.4637464876548 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of Warrior Met Coal (NYSE:HCC) opened at $30.27 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,533.53 and a PE ratio of 3.51. Warrior Met Coal has a 52-week low of $15.10 and a 52-week high of $33.72. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90, a quick ratio of 1.98 and a current ratio of 2.48.
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 analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.00 by $0.16. The firm had revenue of $239.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $227.72 million. Warrior Met Coal had a return on equity of 61.78% and a net margin of 38.92%. analysts expect that Warrior Met Coal will post 5.71 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, February 23rd were given a dividend of $0.05 per share. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.66%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 22nd. Warrior Met Coal’s dividend payout ratio is presently 2.32%.
HCC has been the subject of several research reports. Citigroup raised Warrior Met Coal from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price target on Warrior Met Coal to $39.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 15th. Zacks Investment Research raised Warrior Met Coal from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $31.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, November 17th. ValuEngine raised Warrior Met Coal from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $33.00 price target on Warrior Met Coal and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $28.58.
In related news, COO Jack K. Richardson sold 50,991 shares of Warrior Met Coal stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.79, for a total transaction of $1,621,003.89. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, insider Brian M. Chopin sold 21,106 shares of Warrior Met Coal stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.84, for a total value of $672,015.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 174,533 shares of company stock valued at $5,400,965. 1.15% 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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