Zacks: Seacor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CKH) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages

Shares of Seacor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CKH) have earned a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Brokers have set a 12-month consensus target price of $53.00 for the company and are expecting that the company will post $0.49 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Seacor an industry rank of 188 out of 256 based on the ratings given to related companies.

CKH has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Seacor from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 1st. ValuEngine raised Seacor from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 19th. Finally, TheStreet cut Seacor from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Monday, June 3rd.

Shares of Seacor stock traded down $1.61 during trading on Monday, hitting $44.78. 72,500 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 68,619. The company has a quick ratio of 1.81, a current ratio of 1.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. Seacor has a 1 year low of $34.63 and a 1 year high of $53.68. The stock has a market cap of $838.27 million, a PE ratio of 24.74 and a beta of 0.85. The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of $47.21.

Seacor (NYSE:CKH) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 24th. The oil and gas company reported $0.76 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.32. Seacor had a return on equity of 4.71% and a net margin of 4.12%. The company had revenue of $197.02 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $214.72 million. Research analysts expect that Seacor will post 2.19 EPS for the current year.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Quantamental Technologies LLC boosted its position in Seacor by 234.9% during the first quarter. Quantamental Technologies LLC now owns 998 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $42,000 after purchasing an additional 700 shares in the last quarter. Royal London Asset Management Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Seacor during the 1st quarter worth $65,000. Bank of Montreal Can increased its holdings in shares of Seacor by 325.9% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 1,925 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $91,000 after buying an additional 1,473 shares during the last quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Seacor by 301.5% during the 1st quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,417 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $102,000 after buying an additional 1,815 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its holdings in shares of Seacor by 128.4% during the 1st quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 4,331 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $183,000 after buying an additional 2,435 shares during the last quarter. 91.13% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Seacor

SEACOR Holdings Inc engages in transportation and logistics, risk management consultancy, and other businesses in the United States and internationally. The company operates through Ocean Transportation & Logistics Services, Inland Transportation & Logistics Services, Witt O'Brien's, and Other segments.

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