Media stories about Navigator (NYSE:NVGS) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Navigator earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the shipping company an impact score of 46.9370456217567 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Navigator Holdings Ltd (NVGS) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Jefferies Group Research Analysts Lift Earnings Estimates for Navigator Holdings Ltd (NVGS) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Q2 2018 EPS Estimates for Navigator Holdings Ltd (NVGS) Reduced by Jefferies Group (americanbankingnews.com)
- Navigator Holdings Ltd. (NVGS) Tops Q4 EPS by 2c, Beats on Revenues (streetinsider.com)
Shares of Navigator (NYSE:NVGS) traded up $0.15 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $12.35. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 29,957 shares, compared to its average volume of 198,120. The firm has a market cap of $677.49, a PE ratio of 123.51, a PEG ratio of 3.64 and a beta of 1.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81, a current ratio of 1.02 and a quick ratio of 0.94. Navigator has a 52-week low of $7.00 and a 52-week high of $14.75.
Several research firms recently weighed in on NVGS. Zacks Investment Research cut Navigator from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Morgan Stanley raised Navigator from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $13.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, February 12th. Jefferies Group began coverage on Navigator in a report on Monday, December 18th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $15.00 price objective for the company. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price objective (up from $14.50) on shares of Navigator in a report on Monday, March 5th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Navigator from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $13.90.
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Navigator Company Profile
Navigator Holdings Ltd. is an owner and operator of a fleet of handysize liquefied gas carriers. The Company provides international and regional seaborne transportation services of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), petrochemical gases and ammonia. As of December 31, 2016, it had 33 semi- or fully-refrigerated handysize liquefied gas carriers.
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