News articles about Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE:ANW) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Aegean Marine Petroleum Network earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 44.825904499339 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Aegean Marine Petroleum Network’s (ANW) “Buy” Rating Reiterated at Stifel Nicolaus (americanbankingnews.com)
- What Is Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc’s (NYSE:ANW) Share Price Doing? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Stifel Nicolaus Cuts Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (ANW) Price Target to $8.00 (americanbankingnews.com)
- Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (ANW) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (ANW) Cut to Hold at ValuEngine (americanbankingnews.com)
ANW has been the subject of several research reports. Jefferies Group initiated coverage on Aegean Marine Petroleum Network in a report on Monday, December 18th. They set a “buy” rating and a $7.00 price objective for the company. ValuEngine cut Aegean Marine Petroleum Network from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus cut Aegean Marine Petroleum Network from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $3.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised Aegean Marine Petroleum Network from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. Finally, TheStreet cut Aegean Marine Petroleum Network from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a report on Thursday, March 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $5.33.
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE:ANW) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March 7th. The oil and gas company reported ($0.48) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.06) by ($0.42). Aegean Marine Petroleum Network had a negative net margin of 0.52% and a negative return on equity of 1.72%. The business had revenue of $1.37 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.42 billion. equities analysts anticipate that Aegean Marine Petroleum Network will post 0.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, April 4th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 21st were given a dividend of $0.01 per share. This represents a $0.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, March 20th. Aegean Marine Petroleum Network’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -7.55%.
In other news, major shareholder Justin Moore purchased 6,095 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 24th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $4.80 per share, with a total value of $29,256.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, major shareholder & Co Towle purchased 49,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 16th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $4.66 per share, with a total value of $228,340.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have acquired 195,431 shares of company stock valued at $917,678.
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About Aegean Marine Petroleum Network
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a marine fuel logistics company that markets and supplies refined marine fuel and lubricants to vessels in port, at sea, and on rivers worldwide. The company offers fueling services to ocean-going and a range of coastal vessels, including oil tankers, container ships, drybulk carriers, cruise ships, reefers, LNG/LPG carriers, car carriers, and ferries, as well as to marine fuel traders, brokers, and other end-users of marine fuel and lubricants.
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