Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Alon USA Partners, (ALDW) Share Price

Headlines about Alon USA Partners, (NYSE:ALDW) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Alon USA Partners, earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.7471613204731 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of brokerages have weighed in on ALDW. TheStreet upgraded Alon USA Partners, from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. Citigroup Inc. boosted their price objective on Alon USA Partners, from $12.00 to $14.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 17th. Tudor Pickering restated a “hold” rating on shares of Alon USA Partners, in a report on Thursday, July 13th. Barclays PLC restated an “equal weight” rating and set a $12.00 price objective on shares of Alon USA Partners, in a report on Wednesday, July 5th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Alon USA Partners, from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $12.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, April 21st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.70.

Alon USA Partners, (NYSE ALDW) traded up 0.78% on Friday, reaching $10.33. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 204,695 shares. Alon USA Partners, has a 12-month low of $7.63 and a 12-month high of $12.72. The stock has a market cap of $645.92 million, a PE ratio of 14.43 and a beta of 1.06. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $11.14 and its 200-day moving average price is $10.28.

Alon USA Partners, (NYSE:ALDW) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The oil and gas company reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.07. Alon USA Partners, had a net margin of 2.20% and a return on equity of 40.06%. The company had revenue of $521.75 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $436.80 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.02 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that Alon USA Partners, will post $1.13 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 24th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 17th will be given a dividend of $0.35 per share. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 13.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 15th. Alon USA Partners,’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 197.19%.

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Alon USA Partners, Company Profile

Alon USA Partners, LP (Alon) is engaged principally in the business of operating a crude oil refinery in Big Spring, Texas. The Company had a crude oil throughput capacity of 73,000 barrels per day, which the Company referred to as its Big Spring refinery, as of December 31, 2016. The Company refines crude oil into finished products, which the Company markets primarily in Central and West Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona through its integrated wholesale distribution network to retail convenience stores and other third-party distributors.

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