Media coverage about Ship Finance International (NYSE:SFL) has been trending positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ship Finance International earned a coverage optimism score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 45.5075952350188 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Ship Finance International Limited (SFL)- Deliverance of Ownership on Performance: Seadrill Partners LLC (SDLP) – Wallstreet Investorplace (wallstreetinvestorplace.com)
- Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Goldman Sachs Group Lowers Ship Finance International (SFL) to Sell (americanbankingnews.com)
- Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) stock recent close stands at $15.65 – Nasdaq Fortune (press release) (nasdaqfortune.com)
- Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) Nice-Looking Insider Ownership of 43.40%- Enel Americas SA (ENIA) – Wallstreet Investorplace (wallstreetinvestorplace.com)
Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. Goldman Sachs Group cut Ship Finance International from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Jefferies Group assumed coverage on Ship Finance International in a research note on Monday, December 18th. They set a “hold” rating and a $15.00 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Ship Finance International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, November 4th. Finally, Clarkson Capital raised Ship Finance International from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Ship Finance International presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.00.
Ship Finance International (NYSE:SFL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 22nd. The shipping company reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.04. Ship Finance International had a return on equity of 11.02% and a net margin of 28.66%. The firm had revenue of $93.67 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $97.50 million. equities research analysts expect that Ship Finance International will post 1.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 11th were paid a $0.35 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 8th. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.03%. Ship Finance International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 117.65%.
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Ship Finance International Company Profile
Ship Finance International Limited is a holding, and international ship owning and chartering company. The Company is engaged in the ownership and operation of vessels and offshore related assets, and also involved in the charter, purchase and sale of assets. Its assets consist of approximately 20 oil tankers, over 20 dry bulk carriers, approximately 20 container vessels, including a newbuilding, two car carriers, two jack-up drilling rigs, two ultra-deepwater drilling units, five offshore supply vessels, two chemical tankers and two newbuilding oil product tankers.
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