Ship Finance International Limited (SFL) Receives News Sentiment Rating of 0.09

Press coverage about Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 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. Ship Finance International Limited earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the shipping company an impact score of 84 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is very likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several research firms have commented on SFL. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Ship Finance International Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Ship Finance International Limited from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Ship Finance International Limited from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 13th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC upgraded shares of Ship Finance International Limited to a “hold” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, June 5th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.67.

Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE SFL) opened at 13.60 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $1.27 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.85 and a beta of 1.38. Ship Finance International Limited has a 52 week low of $12.07 and a 52 week high of $16.10. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $13.22 and its 200 day moving average is $14.17.

Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE:SFL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 30th. The shipping company reported $0.35 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $96.88 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $102.70 million. Ship Finance International Limited had a return on equity of 12.65% and a net margin of 33.62%. Equities research analysts expect that Ship Finance International Limited will post $1.03 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 16th were issued a $0.45 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 14th. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 13.24%. Ship Finance International Limited’s dividend payout ratio is presently 125.88%.

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Ship Finance International Limited 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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