Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Navigator (NVGS) Stock Price

News articles about Navigator (NYSE:NVGS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern 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. Navigator 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 46.0466005754696 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Navigator (NYSE NVGS) traded up $0.20 during trading on Friday, reaching $12.75. 576,936 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 207,421. The stock has a market cap of $696.92, a P/E ratio of 60.71, a P/E/G ratio of 4.13 and a beta of 1.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a current ratio of 1.00. Navigator has a 52 week low of $7.00 and a 52 week high of $14.75.

Navigator (NYSE:NVGS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The shipping company reported ($0.02) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $70.21 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $59.65 million. Navigator had a return on equity of 1.49% and a net margin of 3.88%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up .7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.12 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Navigator will post 0.15 EPS for the current year.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Navigator from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday. Jefferies Group assumed coverage on shares of Navigator in a report on Monday, December 18th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $15.00 target price for the company. Maxim Group lowered their target price on shares of Navigator from $17.00 to $14.50 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Navigator from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Navigator presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $12.60.

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About Navigator

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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