Navigator (NVGS) Announces Earnings Results
Navigator (NYSE:NVGS) posted its earnings results on Monday. The shipping company reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.15 by ($0.12), Briefing.com reports. Navigator had a return on equity of 1.49% and a net margin of 3.88%. The firm had revenue of $76.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $60.02 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.14 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.6% on a year-over-year basis.
Navigator (NYSE NVGS) traded up $0.20 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $11.30. 214,264 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 198,162. Navigator has a twelve month low of $7.00 and a twelve month high of $14.75. The company has a current ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77. The firm has a market capitalization of $616.40, a PE ratio of 52.86, a P/E/G ratio of 3.74 and a beta of 1.32.
A number of research analysts have recently commented on NVGS shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Navigator from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. ValuEngine cut shares of Navigator from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday. Jefferies Group started coverage on shares of Navigator in a research report on Monday, December 18th. They set a “buy” rating and a $15.00 target price on the stock. Maxim Group reduced their target price on shares of Navigator from $17.00 to $14.50 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised shares of Navigator from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $13.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, February 12th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Navigator presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $13.60.
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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