Press coverage about Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ship Finance International Limited earned a news impact score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 46.6917360044239 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several research firms recently weighed in on SFL. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Ship Finance International Limited from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, November 4th. Clarkson Capital raised shares of Ship Finance International Limited from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $16.00.

Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) traded up $0.05 during trading on Friday, reaching $15.25. 510,853 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 909,509. Ship Finance International Limited has a twelve month low of $12.30 and a twelve month high of $16.10. The company has a market cap of $1,550.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.13 and a beta of 1.40.

Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 30th. The shipping company reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.02. Ship Finance International Limited had a net margin of 29.59% and a return on equity of 11.26%. The business had revenue of $94.22 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $95.70 million. analysts predict that Ship Finance International Limited will post 1.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Ship Finance International Limited

Ship Finance International Limited is a holding, and international ship owning and chartering company. The Company is engaged in the ownership and operation of vessels and offshore related assets, and also involved in the charter, purchase and sale of assets. Its assets consist of approximately 20 oil tankers, over 20 dry bulk carriers, approximately 20 container vessels, including a newbuilding, two car carriers, two jack-up drilling rigs, two ultra-deepwater drilling units, five offshore supply vessels, two chemical tankers and two newbuilding oil product tankers.

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