Golden Ocean Group (GOGL) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

Shares of Golden Ocean Group (NASDAQ:GOGL) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has issued a hold recommendation and five have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $10.33.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on GOGL shares. BidaskClub raised Golden Ocean Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 17th. JPMorgan Chase lifted their price objective on Golden Ocean Group from $11.00 to $11.50 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, March 23rd. Morgan Stanley set a $10.00 price objective on Golden Ocean Group and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. ValuEngine lowered Golden Ocean Group from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, TheStreet raised Golden Ocean Group from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new stake in Golden Ocean Group in the 3rd quarter valued at about $717,000. Swiss National Bank increased its position in Golden Ocean Group by 21.7% in the 4th quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 140,260 shares of the shipping company’s stock valued at $1,140,000 after buying an additional 25,000 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its position in Golden Ocean Group by 41.1% in the 3rd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 118,144 shares of the shipping company’s stock valued at $926,000 after buying an additional 34,424 shares in the last quarter. Navellier & Associates Inc bought a new stake in Golden Ocean Group in the 4th quarter valued at about $558,000. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its position in Golden Ocean Group by 12.9% in the 4th quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,067,082 shares of the shipping company’s stock valued at $8,697,000 after buying an additional 121,810 shares in the last quarter. 26.53% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

GOGL stock opened at $8.22 on Thursday. Golden Ocean Group has a 1-year low of $5.43 and a 1-year high of $9.95. The company has a current ratio of 2.45, a quick ratio of 2.34 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79.

Golden Ocean Group (NASDAQ:GOGL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 20th. The shipping company reported $0.19 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.06. Golden Ocean Group had a negative return on equity of 0.17% and a negative net margin of 0.51%. The firm had revenue of $151.45 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $104.91 million. equities analysts anticipate that Golden Ocean Group will post 0.35 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Golden Ocean Group Company Profile

Golden Ocean Group Limited, a shipping company, engages in the transportation of bulk commodities worldwide. It owns and operates a fleet of dry bulk vessels, including Newcastlemax, Capesize, Kamsarmax, Panamax, and Supramax vessels. The company transports bulk commodities, such as ores, coal, grains, and fertilizers along worldwide shipping routes.

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