Headlines about Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Diana Shipping earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the shipping company an impact score of 46.5986927131337 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of research analysts have issued reports on DSX shares. ValuEngine lowered shares of Diana Shipping from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Pareto Securities lowered shares of Diana Shipping from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $5.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Seaport Global Securities reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Diana Shipping in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Diana Shipping from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, Jefferies Group began coverage on shares of Diana Shipping in a report on Monday, December 18th. They set a “hold” rating and a $4.50 price objective on the stock. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and nine have given a hold rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $4.50.

Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX) opened at $3.75 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $392.68, a PE ratio of -0.73 and a beta of 1.30. Diana Shipping has a 1-year low of $3.07 and a 1-year high of $6.20.

Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 22nd. The shipping company reported ($0.15) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.16) by $0.01. The business had revenue of $48.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $44.22 million. Diana Shipping had a negative net margin of 316.08% and a negative return on equity of 8.81%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.31) EPS. The company’s revenue was up 74.6% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that Diana Shipping will post -0.21 EPS for the current year.

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Diana Shipping Company Profile

Diana Shipping Inc is a holding company. The Company is a provider of shipping transportation services. The Company specializes in the ownership of dry bulk vessels. As of February 16, 2017, the Company’s operating fleet consisted of 48 dry bulk carriers, of which 23 were Panamax, four were Kamsarmax, three were Post-Panamax, 14 were Capesize and four were Newcastlemax vessels, having a combined carrying capacity of approximately 5.7 million deadweight tonnage (dwt).

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