Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Seacor (CKH) Stock Price

Media stories about Seacor (NYSE:CKH) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Seacor earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.372106032441 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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CKH has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Seacor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Stifel Nicolaus set a $54.00 price target on Seacor and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 12th. TheStreet upgraded Seacor from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Seacor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $50.00.

Shares of CKH stock opened at $57.60 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67, a current ratio of 2.46 and a quick ratio of 2.43. The company has a market capitalization of $1,054.16, a P/E ratio of 90.39 and a beta of 0.85. Seacor has a 1 year low of $30.44 and a 1 year high of $59.00.

Seacor (NYSE:CKH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The oil and gas company reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $185.52 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $171.23 million. Seacor had a return on equity of 1.54% and a net margin of 9.48%. analysts predict that Seacor will post 0.54 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Seacor news, Vice Chairman Oivind Lorentzen sold 5,992 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.10, for a total transaction of $264,247.20. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 41,183 shares in the company, valued at $1,816,170.30. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO Bruce Weins sold 16,819 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.50, for a total value of $815,721.50. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 12,503 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $606,395.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 10.47% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Seacor Company Profile

SEACOR Holdings Inc, is engaged in the business of transportation and logistics, alcohol manufacturing, merchandising, and risk management consultancy. The Company’s segments include, Inland River Services, Shipping Services and Illinois Corn Processing. Inland River Services segment operates river transportation equipment used for moving agricultural and industrial commodities and petroleum and chemical products.

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