Navios Maritime (NM) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media headlines about Navios Maritime (NYSE:NM) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Navios Maritime earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the shipping company an impact score of 44.1113883577635 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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NM has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Navios Maritime from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.50 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut shares of Navios Maritime from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research note on Friday. Clarkson Capital upgraded shares of Navios Maritime from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, February 12th. Finally, Jefferies Group began coverage on shares of Navios Maritime in a research note on Monday, December 18th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $2.00 target price for the company. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $1.58.

NM stock traded down $0.08 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $1.00. 1,572,458 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 566,435. The firm has a market cap of $126.50, a PE ratio of -0.66 and a beta of 2.62. The company has a quick ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.32. Navios Maritime has a one year low of $0.95 and a one year high of $1.99.

Navios Maritime (NYSE:NM) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The shipping company reported ($0.13) EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.14) by $0.01. The company had revenue of $128.53 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $134.69 million. Navios Maritime had a negative net margin of 37.28% and a negative return on equity of 15.58%. sell-side analysts anticipate that Navios Maritime will post -0.53 earnings per share for the current year.

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About Navios Maritime

Navios Maritime Holdings Inc (Navios Holdings) is a global, vertically integrated seaborne shipping and logistics company. The Company is focused on the transport and transshipment of dry bulk commodities, including iron ore, coal and grain. It operates through two segments: the Dry bulk Vessel Operations and the Logistics Business.

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