Press coverage about Nustar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Nustar Energy L.P. earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the pipeline company an impact score of 45.2349472169721 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Nustar Energy L.P. (NS) opened at 40.92 on Friday. Nustar Energy L.P. has a 12 month low of $40.75 and a 12 month high of $55.64. The company has a market cap of $3.81 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 57.55 and a beta of 1.38. The company’s 50 day moving average is $45.13 and its 200-day moving average is $48.47.

Nustar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The pipeline company reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.28. The company had revenue of $435.49 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $500.83 million. Nustar Energy L.P. had a return on equity of 8.11% and a net margin of 6.77%. Nustar Energy L.P.’s revenue was down .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.52 EPS. On average, analysts expect that Nustar Energy L.P. will post $1.26 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 11th. Investors of record on Monday, August 7th were issued a $1.095 dividend. This represents a $4.38 annualized dividend and a yield of 10.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 3rd. Nustar Energy L.P.’s payout ratio is presently 608.33%.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on NS. BidaskClub raised shares of Nustar Energy L.P. from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 29th. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price objective on shares of Nustar Energy L.P. from $52.00 to $46.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Nustar Energy L.P. from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Wells Fargo & Company raised shares of Nustar Energy L.P. from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, April 21st. Finally, UBS AG reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $53.00 price objective (down from $56.00) on shares of Nustar Energy L.P. in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Nustar Energy L.P. currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $51.00.

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In related news, Director William E. Greehey purchased 50,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was bought at an average price of $41.86 per share, with a total value of $2,093,000.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 3,421,776 shares in the company, valued at $143,235,543.36. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Jesse D. Bates purchased 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 21st. The stock was bought at an average cost of $42.81 per share, with a total value of $42,810.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 7,818 shares in the company, valued at approximately $334,688.58. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last three months, insiders purchased 57,000 shares of company stock valued at $2,411,150. 4.10% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Nustar Energy L.P. Company Profile

NuStar Energy L.P. is engaged in the transportation of petroleum products and anhydrous ammonia; the terminalling and storage of petroleum products, and the marketing of petroleum products. The Company’s segments include pipeline, storage and fuels marketing. The pipeline segment consists of the transportation of refined petroleum products, crude oil and anhydrous ammonia.

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