Navios Maritime Acquisition (NNA) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.39

Press coverage about Navios Maritime Acquisition (NYSE:NNA) has trended positive recently, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a division of Accern, scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Navios Maritime Acquisition earned a coverage optimism score of 0.39 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned press coverage about the shipping company an impact score of 97 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Navios Maritime Acquisition (NYSE:NNA) traded up 2.55% on Friday, hitting $1.61. 214,511 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a market cap of $242.28 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.81 and a beta of 1.50. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $1.67 and its 200 day moving average price is $1.71. Navios Maritime Acquisition has a 12-month low of $1.19 and a 12-month high of $2.11.

Navios Maritime Acquisition (NYSE:NNA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 16th. The shipping company reported $0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.04. Navios Maritime Acquisition had a net margin of 21.66% and a return on equity of 11.13%. The company had revenue of $61.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $66.23 million. On average, equities analysts predict that Navios Maritime Acquisition will post $0.03 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 14th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, June 7th will be issued a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 12.74%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 5th. Navios Maritime Acquisition’s payout ratio is 50.00%.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Navios Maritime Acquisition from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 25th.

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About Navios Maritime Acquisition

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation is an international shipping company. The Company owns a fleet of modern crude oil, refined petroleum product and chemical tankers providing marine transportation services around the world. The Company charters its vessels to international oil companies, refiners and vessel operators under long, medium and short-term charters.

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