News stories about Navigator (NYSE:NVGS) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Navigator earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 45.9209322428329 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Navigator (NYSE NVGS) traded up $0.10 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $11.10. 238,328 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 211,064. The company has a market capitalization of $616.40, a PE ratio of 52.86, a P/E/G ratio of 3.74 and a beta of 1.32. Navigator has a twelve month low of $7.00 and a twelve month high of $14.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a current ratio of 1.00.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on NVGS. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Navigator from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Navigator from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Morgan Stanley raised shares of Navigator from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $13.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, February 12th. Maxim Group lowered their target price on shares of Navigator from $17.00 to $14.50 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Jefferies Group began coverage on shares of Navigator in a research note on Monday, December 18th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $15.00 target price on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.60.

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Navigator Company Profile

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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