News coverage about Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Diana Shipping earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the shipping company an impact score of 45.5027700800962 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Diana Shipping (DSX) opened at $4.06 on Thursday. Diana Shipping has a 52 week low of $2.74 and a 52 week high of $6.20.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on DSX shares. Stifel Nicolaus set a $5.00 price objective on shares of Diana Shipping and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 22nd. Pareto Securities raised shares of Diana Shipping from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Diana Shipping from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.50 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Citigroup upped their price target on shares of Diana Shipping from $2.50 to $5.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 31st. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $4.50 price target on shares of Diana Shipping in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.00.

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About Diana Shipping

Diana Shipping Inc is a holding company. The Company is a provider of shipping transportation services. The Company specializes in the ownership of dry bulk vessels. As of February 16, 2017, the Company’s operating fleet consisted of 48 dry bulk carriers, of which 23 were Panamax, four were Kamsarmax, three were Post-Panamax, 14 were Capesize and four were Newcastlemax vessels, having a combined carrying capacity of approximately 5.7 million deadweight tonnage (dwt).

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