News articles about Ship Finance International (NYSE:SFL) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ship Finance International earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 44.9755797174929 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Investors Buy Large Volume of Put Options on Ship Finance International (SFL) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Traders Buy Large Volume of Ship Finance International Call Options (SFL) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Initiating Free Research Reports on Scorpio Tankers and Three Other Shipping Equities (finance.yahoo.com)
- Ship Finance International (SFL) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Ship Finance International (SFL) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Monday (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of NYSE:SFL opened at $14.30 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $1.48 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.02 and a beta of 1.34. Ship Finance International has a 1-year low of $12.30 and a 1-year high of $15.98. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 0.91 and a current ratio of 0.92.
Several analysts recently issued reports on SFL shares. Morgan Stanley upped their price target on shares of Ship Finance International from $13.50 to $14.50 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday, February 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ship Finance International from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Ship Finance International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Ship Finance International currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.50.
About Ship Finance International
Ship Finance International Limited owns and operates vessels and offshore related assets primarily in Bermuda, Cyprus, Malta, Liberia, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the Marshall Islands. It is also involved in the charter, purchase, and sale of assets. In addition, the company operates in various sectors of the shipping and offshore industry, including oil transportation, dry bulk shipments, chemical transportation, oil product transportation, container transportation, car transportation, drilling rigs, and offshore supply vessels.
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