Ship Finance International Ltd. (NYSE:SFL) will be releasing its earnings data on Tuesday, November 22nd. Analysts expect Ship Finance International to post earnings of $0.31 per share for the quarter.

Earnings History for Ship Finance International (NYSE:SFL)

Ship Finance International Ltd. (NYSE:SFL) opened at 13.85 on Friday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $13.78 and its 200 day moving average is $14.75. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.30 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.09 and a beta of 1.42. Ship Finance International Ltd. has a one year low of $9.83 and a one year high of $17.80.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in SFL. Allianz Asset Management AG boosted its stake in Ship Finance International by 32.0% in the second quarter. Allianz Asset Management AG now owns 895,328 shares of the company’s stock valued at $13,198,000 after buying an additional 217,111 shares in the last quarter. Nuveen Fund Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Ship Finance International during the second quarter valued at about $871,000. Advisor Group Inc. bought a new stake in Ship Finance International during the second quarter valued at about $242,000. Teachers Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in Ship Finance International by 1.0% in the second quarter. Teachers Advisors Inc. now owns 94,521 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,393,000 after buying an additional 905 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Alliancebernstein L.P. boosted its stake in Ship Finance International by 11.9% in the second quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 95,203 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,403,000 after buying an additional 10,100 shares in the last quarter. 28.74% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Ship Finance International from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 13th. Seaport Global Securities assumed coverage on shares of Ship Finance International in a report on Monday, August 22nd. They set a “neutral” rating and a $16.00 price target for the company. Finally, Jefferies Group set a $15.00 price target on shares of Ship Finance International and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Ship Finance International presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $17.00.

Ship Finance International Company Profile

Ship Finance International Limited is a holding, and international ship owning and chartering company. The Company is engaged in the ownership and operation of vessels and offshore related assets, and also involved in the charter, purchase and sale of assets. Its assets consist of approximately 20 oil tankers, over 20 dry bulk carriers, approximately 20 container vessels, including a newbuilding, two car carriers, two jack-up drilling rigs, two ultra-deepwater drilling units, five offshore supply vessels, two chemical tankers and two newbuilding oil product tankers.

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