Media stories about Golden Ocean Group (NASDAQ:GOGL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Golden Ocean Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the shipping company an impact score of 47.2469766170851 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Golden Ocean Group (GOGL) opened at $8.56 on Wednesday. Golden Ocean Group has a 12-month low of $3.95 and a 12-month high of $9.95. The company has a current ratio of 2.68, a quick ratio of 2.68 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94.

GOGL has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Golden Ocean Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, September 4th. Nordea Equity Research raised Golden Ocean Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Finally, Clarkson Capital lowered Golden Ocean Group from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $11.00.

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About Golden Ocean Group

Golden Ocean Group Limited, formerly Knightsbridge Shipping Limited, is an international dry bulk shipping company. The Company is engaged in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes. It owns and operates a fleet of dry bulk carrier vessels, focusing on the Capesize, Panamax and Supramax markets. Its vessels transport a range of major and minor bulk commodities, including ores, coal, grains and fertilizers.

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