Teekay Tankers (NYSE:TNK) Rating Increased to Hold at StockNews.com

StockNews.com upgraded shares of Teekay Tankers (NYSE:TNKGet Rating) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report published on Friday morning.

Other equities analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Jefferies Financial Group boosted their target price on shares of Teekay Tankers from $25.00 to $28.00 and gave the company a buy rating in a research note on Thursday. Clarkson Capital reiterated a buy rating on shares of Teekay Tankers in a research note on Tuesday, June 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. According to data from MarketBeat, the stock presently has an average rating of Moderate Buy and a consensus target price of $24.00.

Teekay Tankers Stock Performance

Shares of Teekay Tankers stock opened at $22.79 on Friday. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $19.34 and its 200-day moving average price is $16.04. The company has a quick ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64. Teekay Tankers has a 52-week low of $9.89 and a 52-week high of $23.52.

Teekay Tankers (NYSE:TNKGet Rating) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The shipping company reported $0.76 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.43. Teekay Tankers had a negative net margin of 11.15% and a negative return on equity of 7.49%. The company had revenue of $242.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $109.04 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned ($1.23) EPS. Teekay Tankers’s revenue was up 96.4% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, sell-side analysts predict that Teekay Tankers will post 0.05 EPS for the current year.

Hedge Funds Weigh In On Teekay Tankers

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in TNK. State Street Corp raised its position in Teekay Tankers by 41.3% during the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 436,178 shares of the shipping company’s stock worth $6,037,000 after acquiring an additional 127,480 shares during the period. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. raised its position in Teekay Tankers by 12.8% during the first quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. now owns 378,620 shares of the shipping company’s stock worth $5,241,000 after acquiring an additional 42,928 shares during the period. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in Teekay Tankers by 18.4% during the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 259,382 shares of the shipping company’s stock worth $3,590,000 after acquiring an additional 40,309 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in Teekay Tankers during the second quarter worth $528,000. Finally, Atria Wealth Solutions Inc. acquired a new position in Teekay Tankers during the first quarter worth $346,000. 28.74% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Teekay Tankers

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Teekay Tankers Ltd. provides marine transportation services to oil industries in Bermuda and internationally. The company offers voyage and time charter services; and offshore ship-to-ship transfer services of commodities primarily crude oil and refined oil products, as well as liquid gases and various other products.

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