Headlines about Natural Resource Partners (NYSE:NRP) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Natural Resource Partners earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the energy company an impact score of 46.5985715691578 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

NRP has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Natural Resource Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Natural Resource Partners from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $31.00 price target on shares of Natural Resource Partners and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Natural Resource Partners from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Natural Resource Partners presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $30.75.

Shares of Natural Resource Partners (NRP) traded up 0.20% during trading on Monday, reaching $25.25. 25,306 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a market capitalization of $308.86 million, a PE ratio of 7.10 and a beta of 0.66. Natural Resource Partners has a 1-year low of $22.81 and a 1-year high of $45.60. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $25.63 and a 200 day moving average price of $30.65.

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Natural Resource Partners Company Profile

Natural Resource Partners L.P. owns, operates, manages and leases a portfolio of mineral properties in the United States, including interests in coal, trona and soda ash, construction aggregates and other natural resources. Coal Royalty and Other segment consists primarily of coal royalty and coal related transportation and processing assets.

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