North American Energy Partners (NOA) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

News headlines about North American Energy Partners (NYSE:NOA) (TSE:NOA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog 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. North American Energy Partners earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.8954284826396 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

A number of analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of North American Energy Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, July 15th. National Bank Financial reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of North American Energy Partners in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $9.00 price objective on shares of North American Energy Partners in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. North American Energy Partners has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $6.88.

Shares of North American Energy Partners (NYSE NOA) traded up 5.33% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $3.95. 58,431 shares of the stock were exchanged. North American Energy Partners has a 52-week low of $2.34 and a 52-week high of $5.70. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $4.20 and its 200-day moving average price is $4.69. The company has a market cap of $106.09 million, a P/E ratio of 101.28 and a beta of 0.63.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 6th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be given a $0.016 dividend. This is a boost from North American Energy Partners’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.01. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $0.06 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.62%. North American Energy Partners’s dividend payout ratio is presently 600.00%.

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About North American Energy Partners

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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