SEACOR (CKH) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

Headlines about SEACOR (NYSE:CKH) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. SEACOR earned a news sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.4640819551144 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

SEACOR (NYSE CKH) opened at $46.55 on Wednesday. SEACOR has a 52 week low of $30.44 and a 52 week high of $51.59. The company has a quick ratio of 2.07, a current ratio of 2.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on CKH. TheStreet upgraded shares of SEACOR from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of SEACOR from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Stifel Nicolaus lowered shares of SEACOR from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $40.00 to $53.00 in a report on Monday, November 6th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group lifted their price target on shares of SEACOR from $36.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $50.33.

In other SEACOR news, Vice Chairman Oivind Lorentzen sold 20,000 shares of SEACOR stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.39, for a total value of $987,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 41,175 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,033,633.25. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Charles Fabrikant sold 54,901 shares of SEACOR stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.37, for a total transaction of $2,765,363.37. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 488,834 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $24,622,568.58. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 116,459 shares of company stock valued at $5,846,567 in the last three months. 10.47% of the stock is owned by 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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