Press coverage about North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) (TSE:NOA) has been trending positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. North American Construction Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.46 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.2382539240003 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

North American Construction Group stock traded up $0.65 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $8.45. 31,837 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 96,285. The company has a market cap of $191.66 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 60.36 and a beta of 0.42. North American Construction Group has a 12 month low of $3.85 and a 12 month high of $8.40. The company has a quick ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 5th. Investors of record on Friday, August 31st will be given a dividend of $0.0153 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 30th. This represents a $0.06 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.73%. North American Construction Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 42.86%.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on NOA. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of North American Construction Group from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $8.75 price objective on the stock in a research report on Saturday, August 25th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of North American Construction Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 6th.

North American Construction Group Company Profile

North American Construction Group Ltd. provides heavy construction and mining services in Canada. The company offers design build construction; project management; pre-stripping/pit pioneering; overburden removal and stockpile; muskeg removal and stockpile; site dewatering/perimeter ditching; tailings and process pipeline; haulage and access road construction; tailings dam construction and densification; mechanically stabilized earth wall; and dyke construction services.

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