News stories about North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) (NYSE:NOA) (TSE:NOA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.6542743328741 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Several equities analysts have weighed in on NOA shares. Zacks Investment Research raised North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating and set a $9.00 price objective on shares of North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) in a report on Tuesday, January 16th.
Shares of North American Energy Partners Inc (NYSE NOA) opened at $5.10 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $131.25, a price-to-earnings ratio of 170.00 and a beta of 0.69. North American Energy Partners Inc has a 12-month low of $3.70 and a 12-month high of $5.70. The company has a current ratio of 0.97, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 5th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were given a dividend of $0.0156 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $0.06 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.22%. North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA)’s dividend payout ratio is currently 33.33%.
In related news, major shareholder Cannell Capital Llc bought 26,301 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 11th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $4.26 per share, for a total transaction of $112,042.26. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.
North American Energy Partners Inc.(USA) Company Profile
North American Energy Partners Inc provides a range of mining and heavy construction services to customers in the resource development and industrial construction sectors within Western Canada. The Company’s operating divisions include Heavy Construction and Mining; Industrial, and Tailings & Environmental Construction.
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