Press coverage about Navigator Holdings (NYSE:NVGS) has trended somewhat negative recently, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. The research group, a service of Accern, ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Navigator Holdings earned a media sentiment score of -0.17 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 50 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Alpha One’s analysis:
Shares of Navigator Holdings (NVGS) opened at 7.30 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $10.18 and a 200-day moving average of $10.99. Navigator Holdings has a one year low of $6.47 and a one year high of $14.75. The stock has a market cap of $405.38 million, a PE ratio of 14.60 and a beta of 1.25. Navigator Holdings (NYSE:NVGS) last released its earnings results on Monday, May 8th. The shipping company reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $77.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $63.83 million. Navigator Holdings had a net margin of 20.45% and a return on equity of 6.52%. Navigator Holdings’s revenue was up 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.35 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Navigator Holdings will post $0.51 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several equities analysts recently issued reports on NVGS shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Navigator Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, March 15th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Navigator Holdings from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 22nd. Finally, Maxim Group set a $17.00 price target on shares of Navigator Holdings and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $14.40. About Navigator Holdings