News articles about Enviva Partners, (NYSE:EVA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Enviva Partners, earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the energy company an impact score of 45.6739510141496 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of brokerages have commented on EVA. BidaskClub raised Enviva Partners, from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th. Zacks Investment Research cut Enviva Partners, from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $33.00 price target on shares of Enviva Partners, in a research note on Tuesday, June 20th. Finally, TheStreet raised Enviva Partners, from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Enviva Partners, currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $30.50.

Shares of Enviva Partners, (NYSE:EVA) traded down 0.500% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $28.855. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 40,151 shares. The stock has a market cap of $759.35 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 51.897 and a beta of 1.18. The company has a 50 day moving average of $29.03 and a 200-day moving average of $28.34. Enviva Partners, has a 12-month low of $23.90 and a 12-month high of $30.60.

Enviva Partners, (NYSE:EVA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The energy company reported $0.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.33 by $0.22. Enviva Partners, had a net margin of 2.38% and a return on equity of 8.49%. The company had revenue of $126.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $142.08 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.47 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.0% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that Enviva Partners, will post $1.05 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 29th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 15th were given a dividend of $0.57 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, August 11th. This is an increase from Enviva Partners,’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.56. This represents a $2.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.90%. Enviva Partners,’s dividend payout ratio is 651.45%.

In related news, Director William K. Reilly acquired 5,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 16th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $27.68 per share, for a total transaction of $152,240.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 23,598 shares in the company, valued at approximately $653,192.64. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

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About Enviva Partners,

Enviva Partners, LP is a supplier of utility-grade wood pellets to power generators. The Company procures wood fiber and processes it into utility-grade wood pellets and loads the finished wood pellets into railcars, trucks and barges that are transported to deep-water marine terminals, where they are received, stored and loaded onto oceangoing vessels for transport to the Company’s principally Northern European customers.

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