Foresight Energy LP to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.06 (FELP)

Foresight Energy LP (NYSE:FELP) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, March 7th, NASDAQ reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, March 20th will be given a dividend of 0.056 per share by the energy company on Friday, March 30th. This represents a $0.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 19th.

Foresight Energy has decreased its dividend payment by an average of 30.9% per year over the last three years. Foresight Energy has a payout ratio of -22.9% meaning the company cannot currently cover its dividend with earnings alone and is relying on its balance sheet to cover its dividend payments. Research analysts expect Foresight Energy to earn ($0.31) per share next year, which means the company may not be able to cover its $0.24 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of -77.4%.

Foresight Energy (NYSE:FELP) opened at $3.72 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.78, a quick ratio of 0.36 and a current ratio of 0.49. Foresight Energy has a one year low of $3.53 and a one year high of $6.94. The firm has a market cap of $296.39, a price-to-earnings ratio of -2.43 and a beta of 0.81.

Foresight Energy (NYSE:FELP) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, March 7th. The energy company reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.07) by $0.13. Foresight Energy had a negative net margin of 18.78% and a negative return on equity of 3.93%. The company had revenue of $284.61 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $264.75 million. research analysts expect that Foresight Energy will post -0.34 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on FELP. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Foresight Energy from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating and set a $4.00 target price (down previously from $5.00) on shares of Foresight Energy in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Foresight Energy from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 14th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a hold rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $4.83.

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Foresight Energy Company Profile

Foresight Energy LP is engaged in the mining and marketing of coal from reserves and operations located in the Illinois Basin. As of December 31, 2016, the Company controlled 2.1 billion tons of coal in the state of Illinois. Its reserves consist principally of three contiguous blocks of uniform, thick, high heat content (high Btu) thermal coal, which are used for longwall operations.

Dividend History for Foresight Energy (NYSE:FELP)

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