StealthGas (GASS) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds
News coverage about StealthGas (NASDAQ:GASS) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. StealthGas earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 46.6403484949798 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Shares of StealthGas (NASDAQ:GASS) traded down $0.02 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $4.34. 25,500 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 34,550. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56, a quick ratio of 0.57 and a current ratio of 0.60. The firm has a market capitalization of $174.59, a P/E ratio of -27.13 and a beta of 1.83. StealthGas has a 1 year low of $2.90 and a 1 year high of $4.78.
A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Jefferies Group assumed coverage on StealthGas in a report on Monday, December 18th. They set a “buy” rating and a $7.00 price target on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of StealthGas from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th.
StealthGas Inc is a provider of international seaborne transportation services to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) producers and users, as well as crude oil and product carriers to oil producers, refineries and commodities traders. The Company owns a fleet of LPG carriers. Its LPG carriers carry various petroleum gas products in liquefied form, including propane, butane, butadiene, isopropane, propylene and vinyl chloride monomer, which are all byproducts of the production of crude oil and natural gas.
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