Press coverage about Pingtan Marine Enterprise (NASDAQ:PME) has been trending somewhat negative recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pingtan Marine Enterprise earned a media sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 44.8480718544667 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Pingtan Marine Enterprise (PME) traded up 1.46% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $3.47. 50,293 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company has a market capitalization of $274.32 million, a P/E ratio of 18.96 and a beta of 1.00. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $3.58 and its 200-day moving average price is $3.93. Pingtan Marine Enterprise has a 52 week low of $0.84 and a 52 week high of $5.18.

Pingtan Marine Enterprise (NASDAQ:PME) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The company reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter. The company had revenue of $35.70 million during the quarter. Pingtan Marine Enterprise had a net margin of 22.89% and a return on equity of 9.62%. On average, equities research analysts expect that Pingtan Marine Enterprise will post $1.39 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a special dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 31st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 15th were given a $0.01 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 0.96%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, July 27th. Pingtan Marine Enterprise’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 25.00%.

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About Pingtan Marine Enterprise

Pingtan Marine Enterprise Ltd. is a marine enterprises company. The Company is primarily engaging in ocean fishing through its operating subsidiary, Fujian Provincial Pingtan County Ocean Fishing Group Co, Ltd. (Pingtan Fishing). The Company harvests a range of fish species with its owned and licensed vessels operating within the Indian Exclusive Economic Zone, Indo-Pacific waters, the Arafura Sea of Indonesia, and international waters of Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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