Headlines about Alon USA Partners (NYSE:ALDW) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Alon USA Partners earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.5093753905509 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Alon USA Partners (NYSE:ALDW) opened at $16.55 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 0.97, a quick ratio of 0.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,030.00, a PE ratio of 14.39 and a beta of 1.19. Alon USA Partners has a 52-week low of $8.65 and a 52-week high of $19.28.
A number of research analysts have issued reports on ALDW shares. Macquarie raised Alon USA Partners from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. ValuEngine cut Alon USA Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. BidaskClub raised Alon USA Partners from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, November 4th. Finally, Citigroup cut Alon USA Partners from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.25.
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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