News headlines about Orion Group (NYSE:ORN) have trended positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Orion Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.37 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the construction company an impact score of 46.5553297916794 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Orion Group (ORN) traded down $0.14 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $7.77. The company had a trading volume of 35,413 shares, compared to its average volume of 126,998. Orion Group has a one year low of $5.17 and a one year high of $11.11. The company has a current ratio of 1.49, a quick ratio of 1.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.30. The company has a market cap of $223.06, a price-to-earnings ratio of -13.87 and a beta of 1.32.

Orion Group (NYSE:ORN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The construction company reported ($0.18) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.07 by ($0.25). Orion Group had a negative net margin of 2.76% and a negative return on equity of 2.96%. The company had revenue of $140.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $166.08 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.17 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 14.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Orion Group will post -0.25 earnings per share for the current year.

ORN has been the subject of several research reports. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $10.00 target price on shares of Orion Group in a research report on Monday, December 11th. Canaccord Genuity raised Orion Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Zacks Investment Research raised Orion Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Orion Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Orion Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $9.00.

In other Orion Group news, Director Austin J. Shanfelter sold 9,721 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $7.50, for a total transaction of $72,907.50. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 31,430 shares in the company, valued at approximately $235,725. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Mark R. Stauffer sold 20,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $7.56, for a total value of $151,200.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 362,631 shares in the company, valued at $2,741,490.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 8.00% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Orion Group Company Profile

Orion Group Holdings, Inc, formerly Orion Marine Group, Inc, is engaged in heavy civil construction project management business. The Company specializes in marine construction. It provides a range of heavy civil marine construction services to federal agencies, state and municipal governments, and private commercial and industrial customers.

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