Natural Resource Partners (NRP) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Shows

News headlines about Natural Resource Partners (NYSE:NRP) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Natural Resource Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the energy company an impact score of 47.2014992459794 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Natural Resource Partners (NRP) traded down $0.25 during trading on Monday, hitting $25.15. The stock had a trading volume of 13,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 38,441. The firm has a market cap of $307.64, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.45 and a beta of 0.70. The company has a current ratio of 0.89, a quick ratio of 0.85 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.12. Natural Resource Partners has a fifty-two week low of $22.81 and a fifty-two week high of $45.60.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 14th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 7th were issued a dividend of $0.45 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, November 6th. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.16%. Natural Resource Partners’s dividend payout ratio is 72.00%.

NRP has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Natural Resource Partners from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Natural Resource Partners in a research note on Friday, October 13th. ValuEngine cut Natural Resource Partners from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Natural Resource Partners from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th.

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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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