Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Foresight Energy (FELP) Stock Price

Press coverage about Foresight Energy (NYSE:FELP) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Foresight Energy earned a news sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the energy company an impact score of 46.6014948777437 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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FELP has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered Foresight Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $4.00 price objective (down from $5.00) on shares of Foresight Energy in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Foresight Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $4.83.

FELP traded down $0.01 on Friday, hitting $3.46. 9,426 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 27,440. Foresight Energy has a 52 week low of $3.28 and a 52 week high of $6.24. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.78, a quick ratio of 0.36 and a current ratio of 0.49.

Foresight Energy (NYSE:FELP) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March 7th. The energy company reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.07) by $0.13. Foresight Energy had a negative return on equity of 3.93% and a negative net margin of 18.78%. The firm had revenue of $284.61 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $264.75 million. equities analysts predict that Foresight Energy will post -0.37 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 30th. Investors of record on Tuesday, March 20th were paid a dividend of $0.056 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, March 19th. This represents a $0.22 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.47%.

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Foresight Energy Company Profile

Foresight Energy LP engages in the development, mining, production, marketing, transportation, and sale of thermal coal primarily in the eastern United States and internationally. As of March 7, 2018, the company operated two longwall mining complexes with three longwall mining systems in Williamson and Sugar Camp; one continuous mining operation in Macoupin; and the Sitran river terminal on the Ohio River.

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