News articles about Alon USA Partners, (NYSE:ALDW) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Alon USA Partners, earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.2469277027646 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Alon USA Partners, (ALDW) traded down $0.18 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $13.63. The company had a trading volume of 541,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 102,209. The company has a current ratio of 0.90, a quick ratio of 0.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.47. The firm has a market cap of $863.53, a P/E ratio of 12.01 and a beta of 1.06. Alon USA Partners, has a fifty-two week low of $8.22 and a fifty-two week high of $14.15.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 22nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 13th will be issued a dividend of $0.43 per share. This is a positive change from Alon USA Partners,’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. This represents a $1.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 12.62%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 10th. Alon USA Partners,’s payout ratio is currently 121.74%.

A number of research firms have commented on ALDW. BidaskClub upgraded Alon USA Partners, from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Citigroup Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $13.00 price objective on shares of Alon USA Partners, in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. ValuEngine raised Alon USA Partners, from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, September 18th. TheStreet raised Alon USA Partners, from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Macquarie raised Alon USA Partners, from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $12.25.

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In other Alon USA Partners, news, VP Shai Even sold 2,937 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $11.50, for a total transaction of $33,775.50. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 4,263 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $49,024.50. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

About Alon USA Partners,

Alon USA Partners, LP (Alon) is engaged principally in the business of operating a crude oil refinery in Big Spring, Texas. The Company had a crude oil throughput capacity of 73,000 barrels per day, which the Company referred to as its Big Spring refinery, as of December 31, 2016. The Company refines crude oil into finished products, which the Company markets primarily in Central and West Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona through its integrated wholesale distribution network to retail convenience stores and other third-party distributors.

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