Media headlines about Navigator Holdings (NYSE:NVGS) have been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Navigator Holdings earned a news impact score of -0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the shipping company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Navigator Holdings (NYSE:NVGS) opened at 10.75 on Monday. Navigator Holdings has a one year low of $6.47 and a one year high of $14.75. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $7.86 and its 200-day moving average is $10.77. The company has a market cap of $596.96 million, a PE ratio of 21.50 and a beta of 1.01.

Navigator Holdings (NYSE:NVGS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 8th. The shipping company reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $77.30 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $63.83 million. Navigator Holdings had a net margin of 9.48% and a return on equity of 3.23%. The company’s revenue was up 1.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.35 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Navigator Holdings will post $0.48 EPS for the current year.

Several equities analysts recently commented on NVGS shares. Maxim Group set a $17.00 price objective on Navigator Holdings and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Navigator Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, April 5th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Navigator Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Navigator Holdings has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $13.30.

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Navigator Holdings Company Profile

Navigator Holdings Ltd. is an owner and operator of a fleet of handysize liquefied gas carriers. The Company provides international and regional seaborne transportation services of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), petrochemical gases and ammonia. As of December 31, 2016, it had 33 semi- or fully-refrigerated handysize liquefied gas carriers.

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