Star Bulk Carriers (SBLK) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.03

Press coverage about Star Bulk Carriers (NASDAQ:SBLK) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Star Bulk Carriers earned a news impact score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the shipping company an impact score of 46.2082838122633 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Shares of Star Bulk Carriers (NASDAQ:SBLK) opened at $12.20 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $782.67, a P/E ratio of -10.89 and a beta of 2.73. Star Bulk Carriers has a 52 week low of $5.77 and a 52 week high of $13.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.96, a quick ratio of 6.93 and a current ratio of 6.93.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Star Bulk Carriers from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $11.00 price objective on Star Bulk Carriers and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 22nd. TheStreet downgraded Star Bulk Carriers from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, Jefferies Group assumed coverage on Star Bulk Carriers in a research report on Monday, December 18th. They set a “buy” rating and a $15.00 price objective for the company. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $13.00.

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Star Bulk Carriers Company Profile

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. is an international shipping company. The Company owns and operates a fleet of dry bulk carrier vessels. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s fleet included 73 vessels consisting primarily of Newcastlemax and Capesize, as well as Kamsarmax, Ultramax and Supramax vessels with a carrying capacity between 52,055 and 209,537 deadweight tonnage (dwt).

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