Media headlines about StealthGas (NASDAQ:GASS) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Alpha One. The research firm, a division of Accern, identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. StealthGas earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned media headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 88 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
StealthGas (NASDAQ:GASS) traded down 0.33% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $3.02. 44,655 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock’s market capitalization is $120.20 million. StealthGas has a 52 week low of $2.65 and a 52 week high of $4.78. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $3.18 and its 200-day moving average is $3.67.
StealthGas (NASDAQ:GASS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 25th. The shipping company reported $0.05 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.07. The business had revenue of $38.06 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $33.30 million. StealthGas had a negative return on equity of 0.09% and a negative net margin of 4.41%. On average, equities analysts anticipate that StealthGas will post $0.15 EPS for the current year.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of StealthGas from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th.
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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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