Press coverage about Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news 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 negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ship Finance International Limited earned a coverage optimism score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the shipping company an impact score of 46.0808547783383 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on SFL shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Ship Finance International Limited from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Clarkson Capital raised shares of Ship Finance International Limited from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $16.00.

Shares of Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) opened at $15.00 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,520.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.84 and a beta of 1.40. Ship Finance International Limited has a 52 week low of $12.30 and a 52 week high of $16.10.

Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 30th. The shipping company reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $94.22 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $95.70 million. Ship Finance International Limited had a return on equity of 11.26% and a net margin of 29.59%. equities analysts expect that Ship Finance International Limited will post 1.22 EPS for the current 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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