Media stories about Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog 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. Tidewater earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.492621350022 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) traded up 0.55% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $27.22. The stock had a trading volume of 81,611 shares. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $27.68 and its 200 day moving average price is $26.72. The stock’s market cap is $1.28 billion. Tidewater has a 12-month low of $20.37 and a 12-month high of $30.35.

TDW has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Tidewater from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $1.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Clarkson Capital raised Tidewater from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Tidewater from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 5th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $1.00.

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About Tidewater

Tidewater Inc provides offshore service vessels and marine support services. The Company operates through four segments: Americas, Asia/Pacific, Middle East/North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa/Europe. Its Americas segment includes the activities of the Company’s North American operations, which include operations in the United States Gulf of Mexico (GOM), and the United States and Canadian coastal waters of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, as well as operations of offshore Mexico, Trinidad and Brazil.

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