Media stories about Diana Shipping inc. (NYSE:DSX) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Diana Shipping inc. earned a daily sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 45.1640536604762 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Diana Shipping inc. (NYSE DSX) traded up 0.25% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $4.05. The stock had a trading volume of 678,901 shares. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $3.99 and its 200 day moving average is $4.11. The stock’s market cap is $391.60 million. Diana Shipping inc. has a one year low of $2.36 and a one year high of $6.20.

Diana Shipping inc. (NYSE:DSX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The shipping company reported ($0.26) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.25) by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $37.75 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $36.21 million. Diana Shipping inc. had a negative net margin of 122.29% and a negative return on equity of 14.80%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 33.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted ($0.41) EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Diana Shipping inc. will post ($0.96) EPS for the current year.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Diana Shipping inc. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 14th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Diana Shipping inc. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded Diana Shipping inc. from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. ValuEngine downgraded Diana Shipping inc. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $5.25 price target on shares of Diana Shipping inc. in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Diana Shipping inc. presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $4.33.

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Diana Shipping inc. Company Profile

Diana Shipping Inc is a holding company. The Company is a provider of shipping transportation services. The Company specializes in the ownership of dry bulk vessels. As of February 16, 2017, the Company’s operating fleet consisted of 48 dry bulk carriers, of which 23 were Panamax, four were Kamsarmax, three were Post-Panamax, 14 were Capesize and four were Newcastlemax vessels, having a combined carrying capacity of approximately 5.7 million deadweight tonnage (dwt).

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