Press coverage about DHT (NYSE:DHT) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media 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 closest to one being the most favorable. DHT earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 46.4932916581471 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of research analysts recently commented on DHT shares. Maxim Group set a $7.00 price objective on DHT and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $5.00 price objective on DHT and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. BidaskClub downgraded DHT from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. ValuEngine downgraded DHT from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of DHT in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $6.00.

DHT (NYSE:DHT) traded down $0.08 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $3.79. The stock had a trading volume of 447,165 shares, compared to its average volume of 514,848. DHT has a 12 month low of $3.51 and a 12 month high of $5.20. The company has a market capitalization of $539.50, a PE ratio of 9.24, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.55 and a beta of 0.92. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 1.65 and a current ratio of 1.65.

DHT (NYSE:DHT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 13th. The shipping company reported ($0.04) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.04. DHT had a return on equity of 4.84% and a net margin of 9.68%. The company had revenue of $54.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $50.43 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted ($0.81) earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that DHT will post 0.21 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 6th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 28th will be paid a $0.02 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 27th. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.11%. DHT’s payout ratio is 24.24%.

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About DHT

DHT Holdings, Inc operates a fleet of crude oil tankers. As of March 21, 2017, the Company’s fleet consisted of 21 crude oil tankers in operation. As of March 21, 2017, the Company’s fleet consisted of 19 very large crude carriers (VLCCs), which are tankers ranging in size from 200,000 to 320,000 deadweight tons (dwt), and two Aframax tankers (Aframaxes), which are tankers ranging in size from 80,000 to 120,000 dwt.

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