Navigator (NVGS) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Accern Reports
Media headlines about Navigator (NYSE:NVGS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of news 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. Navigator earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 46.763456611115 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Shares of NYSE NVGS traded down $0.10 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $11.50. The company had a trading volume of 14,056 shares, compared to its average volume of 170,259. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81, a current ratio of 1.02 and a quick ratio of 0.94. The firm has a market capitalization of $641.39, a price-to-earnings ratio of 71.88, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.31 and a beta of 1.22. Navigator has a 12-month low of $7.00 and a 12-month high of $13.70.
Navigator (NYSE:NVGS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, March 5th. The shipping company reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.15 by ($0.12). The company had revenue of $76.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $60.02 million. Navigator had a return on equity of 0.84% and a net margin of 1.78%. Navigator’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.14 earnings per share. analysts predict that Navigator will post 0.39 EPS for the current year.
Navigator Holdings Ltd. owns and operates a fleet of liquefied gas carriers worldwide. The company provides international and regional seaborne transportation services of liquefied petroleum gas, petrochemical gases, and ammonia for energy companies, industrial users, and commodity traders. As of December 31, 2017, it owned and operated a fleet of 38 vessels.
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