News coverage about Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (NASDAQ:AHGP) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the energy company an impact score of 47.3495838213611 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $30.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. BidaskClub downgraded Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. ValuEngine downgraded Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, TheStreet raised Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th.

Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (AHGP) traded down $0.08 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $25.95. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 86,439 shares, compared to its average volume of 101,385. Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. has a 52 week low of $22.71 and a 52 week high of $32.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 0.69 and a current ratio of 0.83. The company has a market capitalization of $1,550.00, a P/E ratio of 7.92 and a beta of 0.56.

Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (NASDAQ:AHGP) last posted its earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The energy company reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.91 by ($0.26). Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. had a net margin of 10.76% and a return on equity of 17.78%. The firm had revenue of $453.09 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $486.80 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.81 EPS. The firm’s revenue was down 17.9% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts anticipate that Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. will post 3.34 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 9th will be issued a $0.735 dividend. This is an increase from Alliance Holdings GP, L.P.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.73. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 8th. This represents a $2.94 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 11.33%. Alliance Holdings GP, L.P.’s dividend payout ratio is currently 88.82%.

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About Alliance Holdings GP, L.P.

Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (AHGP) is a limited partnership company. The Company owns directly and indirectly the members’ interest in Alliance Resource Management GP, LLC (MGP), the managing general partner of Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (ARLP). The Company’s segments include Illinois Basin, Appalachia, and Other and Corporate.

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