Headlines about Star Bulk Carriers (NASDAQ:SBLK) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Star Bulk Carriers earned a daily sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the shipping company an impact score of 46.5424272069236 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on SBLK. Pareto Securities upgraded shares of Star Bulk Carriers from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 8th. Jefferies Group began coverage on shares of Star Bulk Carriers in a report on Monday, December 18th. They set a “buy” rating and a $15.00 target price for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Star Bulk Carriers from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $11.00 target price on shares of Star Bulk Carriers and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, October 22nd. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Star Bulk Carriers from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $13.00.

Star Bulk Carriers (SBLK) opened at $11.26 on Tuesday. Star Bulk Carriers has a one year low of $5.02 and a one year high of $13.40. The stock has a market cap of $716.59, a PE ratio of -6.02 and a beta of 2.74. The company has a quick ratio of 6.93, a current ratio of 6.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.96.

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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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