News headlines about SEACOR (NYSE:CKH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SEACOR earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 44.2671559296686 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

SEACOR (NYSE:CKH) opened at $49.07 on Friday. SEACOR has a 1-year low of $30.44 and a 1-year high of $51.59. The company has a quick ratio of 2.07, a current ratio of 2.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on CKH shares. Stifel Nicolaus set a $40.00 target price on SEACOR and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered SEACOR from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Credit Suisse Group raised their target price on SEACOR from $36.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, TheStreet upgraded SEACOR from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $50.33.

In other news, CFO Bruce Weins sold 800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.50, for a total value of $40,400.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 13,360 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $674,680. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Charles Fabrikant sold 54,901 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.37, for a total value of $2,765,363.37. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 488,834 shares in the company, valued at $24,622,568.58. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 116,459 shares of company stock worth $5,846,567. 10.47% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About SEACOR

SEACOR Holdings Inc, is engaged in the business of transportation and logistics, alcohol manufacturing, merchandising, and risk management consultancy. The Company’s segments include, Inland River Services, Shipping Services and Illinois Corn Processing. Inland River Services segment operates river transportation equipment used for moving agricultural and industrial commodities and petroleum and chemical products.

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