News coverage about USD Partners (NYSE:USDP) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news 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. USD Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 46.9311938085056 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. TheStreet upgraded USD Partners from a “d” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 17th. ValuEngine upgraded USD Partners from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded USD Partners from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. FBR & Co reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of USD Partners in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded USD Partners from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.33.

USD Partners (USDP) opened at 11.375 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $11.24 and a 200-day moving average price of $12.47. USD Partners has a 52 week low of $9.85 and a 52 week high of $17.50. The firm has a market capitalization of $299.83 million, a P/E ratio of 10.093 and a beta of 1.03.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 11th. Investors of record on Monday, August 7th were given a $0.34 dividend. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 11.96%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 3rd. This is a positive change from USD Partners’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.34. USD Partners’s dividend payout ratio is 110.57%.

In other USD Partners news, insider G Stacy Smith purchased 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 25th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $10.78 per share, with a total value of $32,340.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

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About USD Partners

USD Partners LP acquires, develops and operates energy-related logistics assets, including rail terminals and other midstream infrastructure. The Company’s segments include Terminalling services and Fleet services. The Terminalling services segment consists of various operations, including Hardisty terminal, Casper terminal and Ethanol terminals.

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