Media coverage about Westmoreland Coal (NASDAQ:WLB) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Westmoreland Coal earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the coal producer an impact score of 45.4708140838137 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Westmoreland Coal (NASDAQ WLB) traded up $0.03 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $1.17. The stock had a trading volume of 207,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 308,691. The stock has a market cap of $21.37, a P/E ratio of -0.19 and a beta of 0.67. Westmoreland Coal has a 52-week low of $0.95 and a 52-week high of $19.03. The company has a current ratio of 1.04, a quick ratio of 0.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.32.
A number of analysts have commented on WLB shares. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Westmoreland Coal in a report on Monday, November 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Westmoreland Coal from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, FBR & Co restated a “buy” rating and issued a $7.00 price target on shares of Westmoreland Coal in a research note on Friday, September 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $6.00.
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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