Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) Stock Price

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News articles about North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) (TSE:NOA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. North American Construction Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.86 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media coverage about the oil and gas company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

NOA opened at $10.75 on Thursday. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $11.44 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $11.42. North American Construction Group has a 52 week low of $7.82 and a 52 week high of $13.62. The company has a market capitalization of $291.25 million, a PE ratio of 25.60 and a beta of 0.57. The company has a quick ratio of 0.72, a current ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.04.

North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) (TSE:NOA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 30th. The oil and gas company reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter. North American Construction Group had a net margin of 4.33% and a return on equity of 18.75%. The business had revenue of $132.28 million during the quarter. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that North American Construction Group will post 1.25 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 4th. Shareholders of record on Saturday, August 31st were issued a dividend of $0.015 per share. This represents a $0.06 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.56%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 29th. This is an increase from North American Construction Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.01. North American Construction Group’s dividend payout ratio is 28.57%.

NOA has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of North American Construction Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday. ValuEngine downgraded shares of North American Construction Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. North American Construction Group currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $13.00.

About North American Construction Group

North American Construction Group Ltd. engages in providing mining and heavy construction services. It offers their services to customers in the resource development and industrial construction sectors, primarily within Western Canada. The company focuses on supporting the construction and operation of surface mines, in the oil sands.

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