Gulf Island Fabrication (GIFI) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, AlphaOne Reports

News headlines about Gulf Island Fabrication (NASDAQ:GIFI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Alpha One Sentiment reports. The research group, a unit of Accern, identifies positive and negative media 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. Gulf Island Fabrication earned a news sentiment score of 0.03 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave media stories about the oil and gas company an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Gulf Island Fabrication (NASDAQ:GIFI) opened at 9.15 on Friday. The company’s market cap is $135.88 million. Gulf Island Fabrication has a 52-week low of $6.48 and a 52-week high of $13.95. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $10.14 and a 200-day moving average price of $11.47.

Gulf Island Fabrication (NASDAQ:GIFI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 23rd. The oil and gas company reported ($0.24) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.03 by $0.27. Gulf Island Fabrication had a negative net margin of 2.66% and a positive return on equity of 1.72%. The firm had revenue of $55.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $72.48 million. On average, equities analysts predict that Gulf Island Fabrication will post ($0.85) EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 25th. Investors of record on Thursday, May 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.01 per share. This represents a $0.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.44%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 9th. Gulf Island Fabrication’s payout ratio is presently -7.55%.

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About Gulf Island Fabrication

Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc (Gulf Island) is a holding company. The Company, along with its subsidiaries, is a fabricator of steel platforms and other specialized structures for customers in the offshore oil and gas industry. It also performs onshore and offshore construction and fabrication services for customers in the marine industry.

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