Press coverage about Westmoreland Coal (NASDAQ:WLB) has been trending somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Westmoreland Coal earned a coverage optimism score of -0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the coal producer an impact score of 42.8851412776496 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Separately, ValuEngine raised shares of Westmoreland Coal from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Westmoreland Coal currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $6.00.
Shares of Westmoreland Coal (WLB) remained flat at $$0.47 on Friday. 445,866 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 724,201. Westmoreland Coal has a 12-month low of $0.40 and a 12-month high of $16.00. The company has a market cap of $8.81, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.08 and a beta of 1.07. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.32, a current ratio of 1.04 and a quick ratio of 0.71.
Westmoreland Coal Company Profile
Westmoreland Coal Company is an energy company. The Company operates through six segments: Coal-U.S., Coal-Canada, Coal-(WMLP), Power, Heritage and Corporate. The Coal-U.S. segment includes the operations of coal mines located in Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Texas and New Mexico. The Coal-Canada segment includes the operations of coal mines located in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
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