Press coverage about Westmoreland Coal (NASDAQ:WLB) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Westmoreland Coal earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the coal producer an impact score of 45.3687391993165 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Several brokerages have recently commented on WLB. FBR & Co reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $7.00 target price on shares of Westmoreland Coal in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut Westmoreland Coal from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Westmoreland Coal in a research report on Monday, November 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $6.00.
Shares of Westmoreland Coal (NASDAQ WLB) traded down $0.05 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $1.11. The stock had a trading volume of 203,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 311,498. The company has a quick ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.32. Westmoreland Coal has a 1-year low of $0.95 and a 1-year high of $19.92.
Westmoreland Coal Company Profile
Westmoreland Coal Company is an energy company. The Company operates through six segments: Coal-U.S., Coal-Canada, Coal-(WMLP), Power, Heritage and Corporate. The Coal-U.S. segment includes the operations of coal mines located in Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Texas and New Mexico. The Coal-Canada segment includes the operations of coal mines located in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
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