News coverage about Frontline (NYSE:FRO) has trended somewhat negative recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Frontline earned a media sentiment score of -0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 46.007002543591 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Frontline (FRO) traded down $0.20 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $4.64. The company had a trading volume of 612,818 shares, compared to its average volume of 707,071. The stock has a market capitalization of $6,200.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.93 and a beta of 1.88. Frontline has a 52-week low of $4.47 and a 52-week high of $7.24. The company has a current ratio of 1.47, a quick ratio of 1.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.22.

Frontline (NYSE:FRO) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 22nd. The shipping company reported ($0.14) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.13) by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $75.86 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $78.30 million. Frontline had a net margin of 0.29% and a return on equity of 1.70%. sell-side analysts anticipate that Frontline will post -0.15 earnings per share for the current year.

FRO has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Frontline from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, November 27th. Seaport Global Securities set a $7.00 price target on Frontline and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.67.

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Frontline Company Profile

Frontline Ltd. is a shipping company. The Company is engaged in the seaborne transportation of crude oil and oil products. Its tankers segment includes crude oil tankers and product tankers. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s fleet consisted of 28 vessels owned by the Company (seven very large crude carriers (VLCCs), 10 Suezmax tankers and 11 Aframax/LR2 tankers); 13 vessels that are under capital leases (11 VLCCs and two Suezmax tankers); one VLCC that is recorded as an investment in finance lease; four vessels chartered-in for periods of 12 months, including extension options (two VLCCs and two Suezmax tankers); two VLCCs where cost/revenue is split equally with a third party (of which one is chartered-in by it and one by a third party); three medium range product tankers that are chartered-in on short term time charters with a remaining duration of less than two months, and five vessels that are under commercial management (two Suezmax tankers and three Aframax oil tankers).

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