World Fuel Services (INT) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media coverage about World Fuel Services (NYSE:INT) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. World Fuel Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.1310864281671 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of World Fuel Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus decreased their price objective on shares of World Fuel Services from $46.00 to $40.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, February 23rd. TheStreet lowered shares of World Fuel Services from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Seaport Global Securities assumed coverage on shares of World Fuel Services in a report on Friday, February 9th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of World Fuel Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. World Fuel Services currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $38.00.

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Shares of INT opened at $24.53 on Monday. World Fuel Services has a 1-year low of $20.64 and a 1-year high of $40.16. The stock has a market cap of $1,659.31, a P/E ratio of 13.19, a P/E/G ratio of 2.26 and a beta of 0.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51, a current ratio of 1.45 and a quick ratio of 1.26.

World Fuel Services (NYSE:INT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 22nd. The oil and gas company reported $0.25 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.61 by ($0.36). World Fuel Services had a negative net margin of 0.51% and a positive return on equity of 6.45%. The company had revenue of $8.87 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.72 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.36 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 13.9% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that World Fuel Services will post 2.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 6th. Investors of record on Friday, March 16th were issued a dividend of $0.06 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 15th. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.98%. World Fuel Services’s payout ratio is 12.90%.

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About World Fuel Services

World Fuel Services Corporation engages in the distribution of fuel, and related products and services in the aviation, marine, and land transportation industries worldwide. Its Aviation segment offers fuel management; price risk management; ground handling; dispatch; and international trip planning services, such as flight plans, weather reports, and overflight permits.

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