News coverage about StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE:STON) has been trending somewhat negative on Saturday, according to Alpha One Sentiment. The research firm, a unit of Accern, rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. StoneMor Partners L.P. earned a coverage optimism score of -0.12 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 81 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is very likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Alpha One’s rankings:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE:STON)

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised StoneMor Partners L.P. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 22nd. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. StoneMor Partners L.P. presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.00.

Shares of StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE STON) traded down 0.98% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $9.12. The company had a trading volume of 138,028 shares. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $9.14 and a 200 day moving average price of $9.38. The firm’s market capitalization is $323.76 million. StoneMor Partners L.P. has a 12 month low of $7.65 and a 12 month high of $26.90.

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StoneMor Partners L.P. Company Profile

StoneMor Partners L.P. owns and operates cemeteries and funeral homes. The Company operates through two segments: Cemetery Operations and Funeral Homes. Its Cemetery Operations segment sells interment rights, caskets, burial vaults, cremation niches, markers and other cemetery related merchandise. Its Funeral Homes segment offers a range of services, including family consultation, final expense insurance products, the removal and preparation of remains, provision of caskets and related funeral merchandise, the use of funeral home facilities for visitation, worship and performance of funeral services, and transportation services.

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