Marshall Wace North America L.P. acquired a new position in Natural Resource Partners LP (NYSE:NRP) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 10,985 shares of the energy company’s stock, valued at approximately $308,000. Marshall Wace North America L.P. owned approximately 0.09% of Natural Resource Partners as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC raised its stake in Natural Resource Partners by 1.1% in the first quarter. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC now owns 4,062 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $147,000 after buying an additional 44 shares in the last quarter. Bank of America Corp DE raised its stake in Natural Resource Partners by 5.5% in the first quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 15,188 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $549,000 after buying an additional 790 shares in the last quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp bought a new position in Natural Resource Partners in the first quarter worth approximately $2,607,000. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised its stake in Natural Resource Partners by 488.5% in the first quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 341,621 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $12,350,000 after buying an additional 283,574 shares in the last quarter. 20.59% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of brokerages recently commented on NRP. BidaskClub raised shares of Natural Resource Partners from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Sunday, July 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Natural Resource Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. ValuEngine raised shares of Natural Resource Partners from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $31.00 price objective on shares of Natural Resource Partners and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Natural Resource Partners currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $30.75.

Natural Resource Partners LP (NYSE NRP) opened at 24.80 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $25.71 and a 200 day moving average of $30.77. Natural Resource Partners LP has a 12-month low of $22.81 and a 12-month high of $45.60. The stock has a market capitalization of $303.35 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.98 and a beta of 0.66.

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Natural Resource Partners Company Profile

Natural Resource Partners L.P. owns, operates, manages and leases a portfolio of mineral properties in the United States, including interests in coal, trona and soda ash, construction aggregates and other natural resources. Coal Royalty and Other segment consists primarily of coal royalty and coal related transportation and processing assets.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Natural Resource Partners (NYSE:NRP)

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