Media stories about Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE:ANW) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Aegean Marine Petroleum Network earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.6052492254281 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE:ANW) opened at 4.90 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $199.10 million, a PE ratio of 7.10 and a beta of 2.21. Aegean Marine Petroleum Network has a one year low of $4.20 and a one year high of $13.10. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $4.90 and a 200-day moving average price of $8.01.

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (NYSE:ANW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The oil and gas company reported $0.21 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $1.44 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.29 billion. Aegean Marine Petroleum Network had a return on equity of 7.97% and a net margin of 0.56%. Aegean Marine Petroleum Network’s revenue was up 45.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.32 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Aegean Marine Petroleum Network will post $0.46 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 7th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 24th will be issued a $0.02 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 22nd. This represents a $0.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.63%. Aegean Marine Petroleum Network’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 11.43%.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on ANW shares. ValuEngine cut Aegean Marine Petroleum Network from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Aegean Marine Petroleum Network from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. Clarkson Capital upgraded Aegean Marine Petroleum Network from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $6.00 target price for the company in a report on Friday, August 11th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $9.00 target price on shares of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network in a report on Friday, July 21st. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $8.00 target price on shares of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network in a report on Friday, August 11th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $8.75.

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About Aegean Marine Petroleum Network

Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc is an international marine fuel logistics company. The Company markets and physically supplies refined marine fuel and lubricants to vessels in port, at sea and on rivers. As a physical supplier, the Company procures marine fuel from refineries, oil producers and other sources, and resells and delivers these fuels from its bunkering vessels to a range of end users.

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