StealthGas (GASS) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds

Media stories about StealthGas (NASDAQ:GASS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. StealthGas earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the shipping company an impact score of 46.6315387236243 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

StealthGas (NASDAQ:GASS) traded down $0.01 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $4.45. 58,532 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 63,504. The company has a quick ratio of 0.57, a current ratio of 0.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.56. The firm has a market cap of $177.78, a price-to-earnings ratio of -27.81 and a beta of 1.83. StealthGas has a 52 week low of $2.90 and a 52 week high of $4.78.

Several analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of StealthGas from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. Jefferies Group assumed coverage on shares of StealthGas in a research report on Monday, December 18th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $7.00 price target on the stock.

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StealthGas Company Profile

StealthGas Inc is a provider of international seaborne transportation services to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) producers and users, as well as crude oil and product carriers to oil producers, refineries and commodities traders. The Company owns a fleet of LPG carriers. Its LPG carriers carry various petroleum gas products in liquefied form, including propane, butane, butadiene, isopropane, propylene and vinyl chloride monomer, which are all byproducts of the production of crude oil and natural gas.

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