News headlines about Black Stone Minerals (NYSE:BSM) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Black Stone Minerals earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the oil and gas producer an impact score of 45.7831008430247 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Black Stone Minerals (NYSE:BSM) traded up $0.08 during trading on Friday, reaching $17.18. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 265,186 shares, compared to its average volume of 165,407. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a quick ratio of 1.98 and a current ratio of 1.98. Black Stone Minerals has a 52-week low of $15.12 and a 52-week high of $19.03. The firm has a market cap of $1,768.11, a P/E ratio of 20.21 and a beta of 0.30.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on BSM. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Black Stone Minerals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, January 15th. Barclays set a $18.00 price target on Black Stone Minerals and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on Black Stone Minerals in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. They set a “hold” rating and a $19.00 price target for the company. Finally, TheStreet downgraded Black Stone Minerals from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $19.40.

In other Black Stone Minerals news, CFO Jeffrey P. Wood sold 10,810 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.30, for a total transaction of $197,823.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 53,031 shares in the company, valued at approximately $970,467.30. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Luke Stevens Putman sold 23,170 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, January 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.28, for a total value of $423,547.60. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 257,141 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,700,537.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 25.00% of the company’s stock.

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About Black Stone Minerals

Black Stone Minerals, L.P. is an owner of oil and natural gas mineral interests in the United States. The Company’s principal business is maximizing the value of its existing portfolio of mineral and royalty assets through active management and expanding its asset base through acquisitions of additional mineral and royalty interests.

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