Warrior Met Coal (HCC) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds

News headlines about Warrior Met Coal (NYSE:HCC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Warrior Met Coal earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.4637464876548 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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NYSE:HCC traded down $0.87 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $27.60. 1,437,337 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 802,024. Warrior Met Coal has a one year low of $15.10 and a one year high of $33.72. The stock has a market cap of $1,470.64 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 3.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 2.48 and a quick ratio of 1.98.

Warrior Met Coal (NYSE:HCC) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The company reported $1.16 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.16. Warrior Met Coal had a return on equity of 61.78% and a net margin of 38.92%. The firm had revenue of $239.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $227.72 million. sell-side analysts expect that Warrior Met Coal will post 7.06 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a special dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 20th. Investors of record on Friday, April 13th will be issued a dividend of $6.53 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 12th. This represents a yield of 0.7%. Warrior Met Coal’s payout ratio is 2.53%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Royal Bank of Canada set a $33.00 price target on Warrior Met Coal and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. ValuEngine cut Warrior Met Coal from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price target on Warrior Met Coal to $39.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 15th. Citigroup raised Warrior Met Coal from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group lifted their price target on Warrior Met Coal from $35.00 to $39.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 20th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Warrior Met Coal has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $29.42.

In related news, insider Brian M. Chopin sold 21,106 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.84, for a total transaction of $672,015.04. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Michael T. Madden sold 32,436 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.96, for a total value of $939,346.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 174,533 shares of company stock worth $5,400,965. 0.51% of the stock is owned by corporate 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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