Media stories about Alon USA Partners, (NYSE:ALDW) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Alon USA Partners, earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.6606380571175 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Alon USA Partners, (ALDW) traded down 0.09% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $11.08. 290,040 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm has a market cap of $692.82 million, a PE ratio of 15.47 and a beta of 1.06. Alon USA Partners, has a one year low of $7.63 and a one year high of $12.72. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $11.15 and its 200 day moving average price is $10.27.

Alon USA Partners, (NYSE:ALDW) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The oil and gas company reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $521.75 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $436.80 million. Alon USA Partners, had a return on equity of 40.06% and a net margin of 2.20%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.02 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that Alon USA Partners, will post $1.03 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 24th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 17th will be issued a dividend of $0.35 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 15th. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 12.64%. Alon USA Partners,’s payout ratio is currently 214.09%.

ALDW has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of Alon USA Partners, from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $11.00 to $12.00 in a research report on Friday, April 21st. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of Alon USA Partners, from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $12.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, April 21st. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price target (down from $13.50) on shares of Alon USA Partners, in a research report on Saturday, April 22nd. Barclays PLC reiterated an “equal weight” rating and set a $12.00 price target on shares of Alon USA Partners, in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. Finally, Tudor Pickering reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Alon USA Partners, in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $11.70.

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About Alon USA Partners,

Alon USA Partners, LP (Alon) is engaged principally in the business of operating a crude oil refinery in Big Spring, Texas. The Company had a crude oil throughput capacity of 73,000 barrels per day, which the Company referred to as its Big Spring refinery, as of December 31, 2016. The Company refines crude oil into finished products, which the Company markets primarily in Central and West Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona through its integrated wholesale distribution network to retail convenience stores and other third-party distributors.

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