News headlines about Natural Resource Partners (NYSE:NRP) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Natural Resource Partners earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the energy company an impact score of 45.4719416274936 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Natural Resource Partners (NYSE:NRP) traded down 1.53% on Thursday, hitting $25.70. The stock had a trading volume of 8,395 shares. The company has a market cap of $314.36 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.23 and a beta of 0.66. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $24.88 and its 200-day moving average price is $28.71. Natural Resource Partners has a 12-month low of $22.81 and a 12-month high of $45.60.
A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub raised Natural Resource Partners from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Sunday, July 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised Natural Resource Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th. ValuEngine raised Natural Resource Partners from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $31.00 target price on Natural Resource Partners and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $28.33.
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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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