News stories about North American Energy Partners (NYSE:NOA) (TSE:NOA) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. North American Energy Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.3390896429253 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered North American Energy Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. North American Energy Partners currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $6.88.

Shares of North American Energy Partners (NOA) remained flat at $4.35 during mid-day trading on Friday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 24,523 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $116.83 million, a P/E ratio of 106.10 and a beta of 0.67. North American Energy Partners has a 52-week low of $2.45 and a 52-week high of $5.70. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $4.04 and a 200-day moving average price of $4.44.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 6th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid a $0.016 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 29th. This is a positive change from North American Energy Partners’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.01. This represents a $0.06 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.47%. North American Energy Partners’s dividend payout ratio is presently 600.00%.

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North American Energy Partners Company Profile

North American Energy Partners Inc provides a range of mining and heavy construction services to customers in the resource development and industrial construction sectors within Western Canada. The Company’s operating divisions include Heavy Construction and Mining; Industrial, and Tailings & Environmental Construction.

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