News stories about Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Alpha One. The research firm, a service of Accern, ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Tidewater earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave media coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 96 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Tidewater (NYSE:TDW) traded up 3.1867% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $0.7739. 711,439 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $0.87 and its 200 day moving average price is $1.85. Tidewater has a 52 week low of $0.66 and a 52 week high of $6.15. The firm’s market capitalization is $36.43 million.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Tidewater from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 16th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $3.38.

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About Tidewater

Tidewater Inc provides offshore service vessels and marine support services. The Company operates through four segments: Americas, Asia/Pacific, Middle East/North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa/Europe. Its Americas segment includes the activities of the Company’s North American operations, which include operations in the United States Gulf of Mexico (GOM), and the United States and Canadian coastal waters of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, as well as operations of offshore Mexico, Trinidad and Brazil.

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