Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Navigator Holdings (NVGS) Share Price

Headlines about Navigator Holdings (NYSE:NVGS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Navigator Holdings earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 47.2444273320282 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Navigator Holdings (NYSE NVGS) traded up $0.20 on Friday, hitting $9.95. The stock had a trading volume of 193,006 shares, compared to its average volume of 262,617. The firm has a market cap of $544.21, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.27, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.60 and a beta of 1.05. 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 Holdings has a one year low of $7.00 and a one year high of $14.75.

Navigator Holdings (NYSE:NVGS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The shipping company reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.02 by ($0.04). The company had revenue of $70.21 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $59.65 million. Navigator Holdings had a return on equity of 1.49% and a net margin of 3.88%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up .7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.12 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Navigator Holdings will post 0.2 EPS for the current year.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on NVGS. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on shares of Navigator Holdings in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Maxim Group set a $17.00 price objective on Navigator Holdings and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 8th. BidaskClub upgraded Navigator Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 26th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 target price on shares of Navigator Holdings in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Navigator Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $12.60.

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About Navigator Holdings

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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