Headlines about BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (NYSE:BPT) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.5880695607753 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of research firms have issued reports on BPT. BidaskClub upgraded shares of BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. TheStreet upgraded shares of BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Monday, June 12th.

BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust (BPT) traded up 1.25% on Wednesday, reaching $20.25. 125,758 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $20.75 and its 200 day moving average is $22.44. BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust has a 1-year low of $15.00 and a 1-year high of $32.95. The stock has a market capitalization of $433.33 million, a P/E ratio of 8.33 and a beta of -0.53.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 20th. Investors of record on Sunday, July 16th will be given a $0.8329 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, July 12th. This represents a $3.33 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 16.45%. BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 137.04%.

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About BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust

BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust is a grantor trust. The property of the Trust consists of an overriding royalty interest (the Royalty Interest), and cash and cash equivalents held by the Trustee from time to time. The Royalty Interest entitles the Trust to a royalty on 16.4% of the lesser of the first 90,000 barrels of the average actual daily net production of crude oil and condensate per quarter from the working interest of BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc (BP Alaska) as of February 28, 1989 in the Prudhoe Bay oil field located on the North Slope in Alaska or the average actual daily net production of crude oil and condensate per quarter from that working interest.

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