Seaspan (SSW) Earns Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.31

Headlines about Seaspan (NYSE:SSW) have been trending positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog 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. Seaspan earned a daily sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the shipping company an impact score of 44.7628751754998 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on SSW shares. Seaport Global Securities upgraded Seaspan from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Jefferies Group started coverage on Seaspan in a report on Monday, December 18th. They set a “buy” rating and a $20.00 target price on the stock. ValuEngine cut Seaspan from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut Seaspan from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, January 6th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their target price on Seaspan from $5.50 to $6.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a report on Monday. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Seaspan presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $8.63.

Seaspan (NYSE SSW) opened at $7.26 on Friday. Seaspan has a 1-year low of $5.02 and a 1-year high of $8.91. The company has a current ratio of 1.19, a quick ratio of 1.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.57. The firm has a market capitalization of $898.59, a PE ratio of 15.78, a PEG ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 0.51.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 30th. Stockholders of record on Monday, January 22nd were issued a dividend of $0.125 per share. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.89%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, January 19th. Seaspan’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 108.70%.

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About Seaspan

Seaspan Corporation is an independent charter owner and manager of containerships. The Company charters pursuant to long-term, fixed-rate time charters with various container liner companies. As of February 20, 2017, it had operated a fleet of 88 containerships and had entered into contracts for the purchase of an additional eight new building containerships.

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