Natural Resource Partners LP (NYSE:NRP) EVP Kevin J. Craig sold 850 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.33, for a total transaction of $21,530.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 950 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $24,063.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Natural Resource Partners LP (NYSE NRP) traded up 1.00% on Friday, hitting $25.20. 28,617 shares of the stock were exchanged. Natural Resource Partners LP has a 52 week low of $22.81 and a 52 week high of $45.60. The company has a market cap of $308.25 million, a PE ratio of 7.09 and a beta of 0.66. The company’s 50-day moving average is $25.71 and its 200-day moving average is $30.77.

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Van ECK Associates Corp acquired a new stake in Natural Resource Partners during the 1st quarter worth about $2,607,000. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC boosted its position in Natural Resource Partners by 1.1% during the 1st quarter. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC now owns 4,062 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $147,000 after acquiring an additional 44 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley boosted its position in Natural Resource Partners by 488.5% during the 1st quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 341,621 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $12,350,000 after acquiring an additional 283,574 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted its position in Natural Resource Partners by 16.7% during the 2nd quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 518,356 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $14,281,000 after acquiring an additional 74,138 shares during the period. Finally, GSA Capital Partners LLP acquired a new stake in Natural Resource Partners during the 2nd quarter worth about $254,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 20.59% of the company’s stock.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on NRP. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Natural Resource Partners from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Natural Resource Partners from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $31.00 target price on shares of Natural Resource Partners and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Natural Resource Partners from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Natural Resource Partners currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $30.75.

Natural Resource Partners Company Profile

Natural Resource Partners L.P. owns, operates, manages and leases a portfolio of mineral properties in the United States, including interests in coal, trona and soda ash, construction aggregates and other natural resources. Coal Royalty and Other segment consists primarily of coal royalty and coal related transportation and processing assets.

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