Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Seacor (CKH) Stock Price

News headlines about Seacor (NYSE:CKH) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Seacor earned a daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the oil and gas company an impact score of 43.826648735527 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

CKH has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Seacor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. TheStreet upgraded shares of Seacor from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Seacor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $50.00 target price on shares of Seacor and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Seacor currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $48.67.

Seacor (NYSE:CKH) opened at $48.13 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $850.51, a PE ratio of 17.96 and a beta of 1.07. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67, a current ratio of 2.46 and a quick ratio of 2.43. Seacor has a 12-month low of $30.44 and a 12-month high of $51.59.

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

In other news, Vice Chairman Oivind Lorentzen sold 5,992 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.10, for a total transaction of $264,247.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 41,183 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,816,170.30. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CFO Bruce Weins sold 2,569 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.00, for a total transaction of $125,881.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 12,708 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $622,692. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 10.47% of the company’s stock.

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About Seacor

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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