Press coverage about Star Bulk Carriers (NASDAQ:SBLK) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Star Bulk Carriers earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the shipping company an impact score of 47.6784043051452 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Star Bulk Carriers (SBLK) opened at $11.89 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.96, a current ratio of 6.93 and a quick ratio of 6.93. Star Bulk Carriers has a 12-month low of $4.63 and a 12-month high of $13.40.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on SBLK shares. Pareto Securities raised shares of Star Bulk Carriers from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Star Bulk Carriers from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. TheStreet cut shares of Star Bulk Carriers from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target on shares of Star Bulk Carriers in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus set a $11.00 price target on shares of Star Bulk Carriers and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, October 22nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Star Bulk Carriers currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $13.00.

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About Star Bulk Carriers

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. is an international shipping company. The Company owns and operates a fleet of dry bulk carrier vessels. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s fleet included 73 vessels consisting primarily of Newcastlemax and Capesize, as well as Kamsarmax, Ultramax and Supramax vessels with a carrying capacity between 52,055 and 209,537 deadweight tonnage (dwt).

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