News coverage about Navigator (NYSE:NVGS) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Navigator earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the shipping company an impact score of 47.0024535077163 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Navigator Holdings Ltd. – Value Analysis (NYSE:NVGS) : December 21, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Navigator Holdings Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : NVGS-US : December 20, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Navigator Holdings Ltd (NVGS) to Post Q4 2017 Earnings of ($0.06) Per Share, Jefferies Group Forecasts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Navigator (NVGS) Now Covered by Jefferies Group (americanbankingnews.com)
Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Navigator from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price objective on shares of Navigator in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. BidaskClub lowered shares of Navigator from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. Maxim Group set a $17.00 price target on shares of Navigator and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Jefferies Group began coverage on shares of Navigator in a research report on Monday. They set a “buy” rating and a $15.00 price target for the company. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Navigator presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.60.
Navigator (NYSE NVGS) remained flat at $$10.00 on Friday. The company had a trading volume of 286,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 251,277. The company has a market capitalization of $555.32, a PE ratio of 38.46, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 7.29 and a beta of 1.03. Navigator has a twelve month low of $7.00 and a twelve month high of $14.75. The company has a current ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77.
Navigator (NYSE:NVGS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The shipping company reported ($0.02) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.02 by ($0.04). Navigator had a return on equity of 1.49% and a net margin of 3.88%. The firm had revenue of $70.21 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $59.65 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.12 EPS. Navigator’s revenue for the quarter was up .7% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Navigator will post 0.15 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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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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