Media headlines about Ship Finance International (NYSE:SFL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ship Finance International earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the shipping company an impact score of 46.1026624952623 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Shares of Ship Finance International (NYSE:SFL) opened at $14.90 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $1,510.00, a P/E ratio of 15.05 and a beta of 1.37. The company has a current ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13. Ship Finance International has a 1-year low of $12.30 and a 1-year high of $15.98.

Ship Finance International (NYSE:SFL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 22nd. The shipping company reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $93.67 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $97.50 million. Ship Finance International had a net margin of 28.66% and a return on equity of 11.02%. research analysts forecast that Ship Finance International will post 1.22 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

SFL has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Ship Finance International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Clarkson Capital upgraded shares of Ship Finance International from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Jefferies Group initiated coverage on shares of Ship Finance International in a report on Monday, December 18th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $15.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group downgraded shares of Ship Finance International from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.00.

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Ship Finance International Company Profile

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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