Media stories about Frontline (NYSE:FRO) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Frontline earned a coverage optimism score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the shipping company an impact score of 46.7203183940463 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

Frontline (NYSE FRO) traded up $0.16 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $5.06. 800,007 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 749,393. The stock has a market capitalization of $6,880.00, a P/E ratio of 33.73 and a beta of 1.88. Frontline has a 1-year low of $4.47 and a 1-year high of $7.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.22, a quick ratio of 1.47 and a current ratio of 1.47.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on FRO shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Frontline from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Seaport Global Securities set a $7.00 price target on shares of Frontline and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.67.

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