Headlines about North American Energy Partners (NYSE:NOA) (TSE:NOA) have been trending positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing 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. North American Energy Partners earned a coverage optimism score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the oil and gas company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
A number of research firms have weighed in on NOA. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of North American Energy Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.25 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, May 25th. National Bank Financial reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of North American Energy Partners in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $9.00 price target on shares of North American Energy Partners in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Four analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $7.13.
North American Energy Partners (NYSE:NOA) remained flat at $4.10 during trading on Friday. The company had a trading volume of 17,635 shares. North American Energy Partners has a 12 month low of $2.34 and a 12 month high of $5.70. The company has a market cap of $112.89 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 56.16 and a beta of 0.51. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $4.60 and a 200-day moving average price of $4.65.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 7th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 31st will be issued a dividend of $0.0147 per share. This represents a $0.06 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 26th. North American Energy Partners’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 100.00%.
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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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