StealthGas (GASS) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.17

News headlines about StealthGas (NASDAQ:GASS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. StealthGas earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the shipping company an impact score of 46.3696084936961 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of NASDAQ GASS traded down $0.01 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $3.60. 17,751 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 20,283. The stock has a market cap of $143.90 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.71 and a beta of 1.64. StealthGas has a 12 month low of $2.98 and a 12 month high of $4.70. The company has a quick ratio of 0.79, a current ratio of 0.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71.

StealthGas (NASDAQ:GASS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 24th. The shipping company reported ($0.05) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.06 by ($0.11). The firm had revenue of $39.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $37.79 million. StealthGas had a positive return on equity of 0.24% and a negative net margin of 5.77%. research analysts anticipate that StealthGas will post 0.05 EPS for the current fiscal year.

GASS has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of StealthGas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.50 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 18th. ValuEngine raised shares of StealthGas from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 29th. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of StealthGas from a “c-” rating to a “d” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 29th.

About StealthGas

StealthGas Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides seaborne transportation services to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) producers and users worldwide. It also provides crude oil and product carriers chartered to oil producers, refiners, and commodities traders. The company's carriers carry various petroleum gas products in liquefied form, including propane, butane, butadiene, isopropane, propylene, and vinyl chloride monomer; and refined petroleum products, such as gasoline, diesel, fuel oil, and jet fuel, as well as edible oils and chemicals.

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