News coverage about Westmoreland Coal (NASDAQ:WLB) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Westmoreland Coal earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the coal producer an impact score of 47.82308497012 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 Westmoreland Coal (NASDAQ:WLB) traded up $0.01 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $0.55. 507,903 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 502,691. Westmoreland Coal has a 12-month low of $0.50 and a 12-month high of $17.69. The firm has a market cap of $10.25, a P/E ratio of -0.09 and a beta of 0.48. The company has a quick ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.32.
Several research analysts recently weighed in on WLB shares. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Westmoreland Coal in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Westmoreland Coal from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Westmoreland Coal has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $6.00.
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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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