Media coverage about Alliance Resource Partners (NASDAQ:ARLP) has trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Alliance Resource Partners earned a coverage optimism score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the energy company an impact score of 45.8055217827512 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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A number of research analysts recently commented on ARLP shares. ValuEngine upgraded Alliance Resource Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Alliance Resource Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 target price for the company in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and issued a $30.00 target price on shares of Alliance Resource Partners in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. BidaskClub upgraded Alliance Resource Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $22.00 target price on Alliance Resource Partners and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Alliance Resource Partners presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $26.25.

Shares of Alliance Resource Partners stock opened at $17.80 on Thursday. Alliance Resource Partners has a 1 year low of $17.25 and a 1 year high of $23.45. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,306.93, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.95 and a beta of 0.76. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 0.97 and a quick ratio of 0.76.

Alliance Resource Partners (NASDAQ:ARLP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The energy company reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.58 by ($0.03). Alliance Resource Partners had a net margin of 16.90% and a return on equity of 26.79%. The company had revenue of $483.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $478.15 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.30 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 8.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Alliance Resource Partners will post 2.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Alliance Resource Partners

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. is a producer and marketer of coal primarily to the United States utilities and industrial users. The Company operates through segments, including Illinois Basin, Appalachia, and Other and Corporate. The Illinois Basin segment consists of various operating segments, including Webster County Coal, LLC’s Dotiki mining complex, Gibson County Coal, LLC’s mining complex, which includes the Gibson North mine and Gibson South mine, Hopkins County Coal, LLC’s mining complex, which includes the Elk Creek mine, the Pleasant View surface mineable reserves and the Fies property, White County Coal, LLC’s, Pattiki mining complex, Warrior Coal, LLC’s mining complex, Sebree Mining, LLC’s mining complex, which includes the Onton mine and River View Coal, LLC mining complex.

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