Ship Finance International (SFL) Given Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.16

Media stories about Ship Finance International (NYSE:SFL) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ship Finance International earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 46.3053052510308 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.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Ship Finance International (NYSE SFL) opened at $14.70 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $1,374.52, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.05 and a beta of 1.41. Ship Finance International has a twelve month low of $12.30 and a twelve month high of $16.10. The company has a quick ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13.

Ship Finance International (NYSE:SFL) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 22nd. The shipping company reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $93.67 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $97.50 million. Ship Finance International had a net margin of 28.66% and a return on equity of 11.02%. analysts expect that Ship Finance International will post 1.24 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Monday, December 11th will be issued a $0.35 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 8th. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 9.52%. Ship Finance International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 117.65%.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on SFL. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Ship Finance International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, November 4th. Clarkson Capital upgraded shares of Ship Finance International from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.00.

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Ship Finance International Company Profile

Ship Finance International Limited is a holding, and international ship owning and chartering company. The Company is engaged in the ownership and operation of vessels and offshore related assets, and also involved in the charter, purchase and sale of assets. Its assets consist of approximately 20 oil tankers, over 20 dry bulk carriers, approximately 20 container vessels, including a newbuilding, two car carriers, two jack-up drilling rigs, two ultra-deepwater drilling units, five offshore supply vessels, two chemical tankers and two newbuilding oil product tankers.

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