Global Ship Lease (NYSE:GSL) Shares Gap Down to $29.22

Global Ship Lease, Inc. (NYSE:GSLGet Free Report)’s share price gapped down prior to trading on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $29.22, but opened at $28.30. Global Ship Lease shares last traded at $28.07, with a volume of 139,423 shares.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

GSL has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Jefferies Financial Group raised their target price on Global Ship Lease from $26.00 to $29.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 16th. raised shares of Global Ship Lease from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 21st.

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Global Ship Lease Stock Performance

The firm has a market cap of $996.93 million, a PE ratio of 3.30 and a beta of 1.64. The company has a quick ratio of 1.18, a current ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $24.60 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $21.59.

Global Ship Lease (NYSE:GSLGet Free Report) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 16th. The shipping company reported $2.53 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.34 by $0.19. Global Ship Lease had a net margin of 46.30% and a return on equity of 29.44%. The company had revenue of $179.56 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $170.70 million. As a group, equities research analysts forecast that Global Ship Lease, Inc. will post 9.61 earnings per share for the current year.

Global Ship Lease Dividend Announcement

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, June 3rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 24th were paid a dividend of $0.375 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, May 23rd. This represents a $1.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.29%. Global Ship Lease’s payout ratio is 16.95%.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Whittier Trust Co. bought a new stake in shares of Global Ship Lease during the 4th quarter valued at $40,000. Signaturefd LLC increased its holdings in Global Ship Lease by 87.6% during the 4th quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 2,024 shares of the shipping company’s stock worth $40,000 after acquiring an additional 945 shares during the period. Quadrant Capital Group LLC increased its holdings in Global Ship Lease by 150.2% during the 4th quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 7,186 shares of the shipping company’s stock worth $142,000 after acquiring an additional 4,314 shares during the period. Clear Street Markets LLC purchased a new stake in Global Ship Lease in the 4th quarter worth approximately $172,000. Finally, Vanguard Personalized Indexing Management LLC bought a new position in Global Ship Lease in the 4th quarter valued at $201,000. 50.08% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Global Ship Lease Company Profile

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Global Ship Lease, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, engages in owning and chartering of containerships under fixed-rate charters to container shipping companies worldwide. As of March 11, 2024, it owned 68 mid-sized and smaller containerships, ranging from 2,207 to 11,040 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU), with an aggregate capacity of 375,406 TEU.

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