News coverage about Hi-Crush Partners (NYSE:HCLP) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing 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. Hi-Crush Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.4774849866921 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Hi-Crush Partners (HCLP) opened at 7.95 on Thursday. The firm’s market cap is $723.69 million. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $8.56 and a 200 day moving average of $13.44. Hi-Crush Partners has a 52-week low of $7.25 and a 52-week high of $23.30.

Hi-Crush Partners (NYSE:HCLP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The basic materials company reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.18. The company had revenue of $135.22 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $138.61 million. Hi-Crush Partners had a negative return on equity of 1.58% and a negative net margin of 2.53%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 251.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.26) EPS. Equities analysts predict that Hi-Crush Partners will post $1.04 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Hi-Crush Partners from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Hi-Crush Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. UBS AG dropped their price target on shares of Hi-Crush Partners from $23.00 to $17.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $15.00 price target on shares of Hi-Crush Partners and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday. Finally, Cowen and Company dropped their price target on shares of Hi-Crush Partners from $22.00 to $12.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, August 4th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $18.55.

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Hi-Crush Partners Company Profile

Hi-Crush Partners LP is an integrated producer, transporter, marketer and distributor of monocrystalline sand, a specialized mineral that is used as a proppant to manage the recovery rates of hydrocarbons from oil and natural gas wells. Its reserves consist of northern white sand, a resource in Wisconsin and limited portions of the upper Midwest region of the United States.

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