North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 1.40

News articles about North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) (TSE:NOA) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. North American Construction Group earned a media sentiment score of 1.40 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media coverage about the oil and gas company an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

NOA stock traded down $0.01 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $10.16. 9,656 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 86,961. The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is $10.65. The company has a market cap of $254.52 million, a P/E ratio of 24.19 and a beta of 0.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.17, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a current ratio of 0.84. North American Construction Group has a 12 month low of $5.95 and a 12 month high of $13.62.

North American Construction Group (NYSE:NOA) (TSE:NOA) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, April 30th. The oil and gas company reported $0.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $140.21 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $161.58 million. North American Construction Group had a return on equity of 12.32% and a net margin of 2.34%. Equities analysts expect that North American Construction Group will post 1.24 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 5th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 31st were issued a dividend of $0.0148 per share. This represents a $0.06 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, May 30th. North American Construction Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 14.29%.

Several analysts recently commented on NOA shares. Raymond James reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $35.00 price objective on shares of Stantec in a research note on Monday, May 13th. CIBC assumed coverage on North American Construction Group in a research note on Tuesday, April 16th. They set a “sector outperform” rating on the stock. National Bank Financial reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of North American Construction Group in a report on Tuesday, April 2nd. ValuEngine cut Intersect ENT from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, June 3rd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada increased their target price on NVIDIA to $200.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, May 13th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $14.00.

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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