Media headlines about Navigator Holdings (NYSE:NVGS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Navigator Holdings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the shipping company an impact score of 47.1036405282317 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Navigator Holdings (NYSE:NVGS) opened at $10.10 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $563.65, a PE ratio of 39.04, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.38 and a beta of 1.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a current ratio of 1.00. Navigator Holdings has a 1-year low of $7.00 and a 1-year high of $14.75.

Navigator Holdings (NYSE:NVGS) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The shipping company reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $70.21 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $59.65 million. Navigator Holdings had a return on equity of 1.49% and a net margin of 3.88%. Navigator Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was up .7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.12 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Navigator Holdings will post 0.26 earnings per share for the current year.

NVGS has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $15.00 price objective (down previously from $18.00) on shares of Navigator Holdings in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd. Maxim Group set a $17.00 price objective on shares of Navigator Holdings and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price objective on shares of Navigator Holdings in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Navigator Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 15th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Navigator Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $12.60.

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About Navigator Holdings

Navigator Holdings Ltd. is an owner and operator of a fleet of handysize liquefied gas carriers. The Company provides international and regional seaborne transportation services of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), petrochemical gases and ammonia. As of December 31, 2016, it had 33 semi- or fully-refrigerated handysize liquefied gas carriers.

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