News stories about Lindblad Expeditions (NASDAQ:LIND) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lindblad Expeditions earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.0972226683844 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
A number of equities analysts recently commented on LIND shares. BidaskClub lowered Lindblad Expeditions from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Lindblad Expeditions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 28th. TheStreet lowered Lindblad Expeditions from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Lindblad Expeditions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Lindblad Expeditions has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $11.00.
Shares of Lindblad Expeditions stock traded down $0.02 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $10.59. The company had a trading volume of 56,509 shares, compared to its average volume of 162,332. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.54, a current ratio of 0.91 and a quick ratio of 0.90. The firm has a market cap of $485.65, a P/E ratio of 117.67 and a beta of -0.36. Lindblad Expeditions has a fifty-two week low of $8.66 and a fifty-two week high of $11.26.
Lindblad Expeditions (NASDAQ:LIND) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 28th. The company reported ($0.08) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.07) by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $63.22 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $55.71 million. Lindblad Expeditions had a positive return on equity of 7.20% and a negative net margin of 3.25%. equities analysts anticipate that Lindblad Expeditions will post 0.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other Lindblad Expeditions news, Director Mark Ein purchased 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 6th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $9.25 per share, with a total value of $92,500.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 41,958 shares in the company, valued at $388,111.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director John M. Fahey, Jr. purchased 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 2nd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $9.27 per share, for a total transaction of $185,400.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 41,958 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $388,950.66. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders acquired 40,000 shares of company stock worth $372,200. Insiders own 50.10% of the company’s stock.
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Lindblad Expeditions Company Profile
Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc provides expedition cruising and adventure travel services. It offers itineraries that feature up-close encounters with wildlife, nature, history, and culture, as well as promote guest empowerment and interactivity. The company operates expeditions on intimately-scaled ships and interaction between guests, crew, and the teams of scientists, naturalists, researchers, and photographers that participate in the expeditions.
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