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

News articles about Seacor (NYSE:CKH) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Seacor earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.6464867351139 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. ValuEngine raised Seacor from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Seacor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Stifel Nicolaus lowered Seacor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and raised their price target for the company from $40.00 to $53.00 in a report on Monday, November 6th. Credit Suisse Group raised their price target on Seacor from $36.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, TheStreet raised Seacor from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Seacor currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $49.67.

Seacor (NYSE:CKH) opened at $48.00 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $873.86, a PE ratio of -9.92 and a beta of 1.09. Seacor has a fifty-two week low of $30.44 and a fifty-two week high of $51.59. The company has a current ratio of 2.09, a quick ratio of 2.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89.

Seacor (NYSE:CKH) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The oil and gas company reported $0.38 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.40 by ($0.02). Seacor had a negative return on equity of 9.19% and a negative net margin of 15.49%. analysts anticipate that Seacor will post 0.55 EPS for the current year.

In related news, CFO Bruce Weins sold 2,569 shares of Seacor stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.00, for a total transaction of $125,881.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 12,708 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $622,692. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Charles Fabrikant sold 15,229 shares of Seacor stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.87, for a total value of $774,699.23. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 488,834 shares in the company, valued at $24,866,985.58. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 118,487 shares of company stock worth $5,950,235. 10.47% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Seacor Company Profile

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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