Media coverage about Natural Resource Partners (NYSE:NRP) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, 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 news headlines about the energy company an impact score of 45.9620870082824 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.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Natural Resource Partners (NYSE NRP) opened at $24.75 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $302.74, a PE ratio of 12.25 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 1 year low of $22.81 and a 1 year high of $45.60.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 14th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 7th were given a dividend of $0.45 per share. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.27%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, November 6th. Natural Resource Partners’s dividend payout ratio is currently 72.00%.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on NRP shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Natural Resource Partners from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Natural Resource Partners in a research note on Friday, October 13th. ValuEngine lowered Natural Resource Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Natural Resource Partners from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research 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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