Headlines about World Fuel Services (NYSE:INT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. World Fuel Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.700487551634 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of World Fuel Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of World Fuel Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th. Finally, Bank of America cut shares of World Fuel Services from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and decreased their price objective for the company from $41.00 to $36.00 in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a hold rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $36.00.

World Fuel Services (INT) opened at $28.18 on Tuesday. World Fuel Services has a twelve month low of $25.80 and a twelve month high of $46.37. The firm has a market cap of $1,910.00, a P/E ratio of 80.51, a PEG ratio of 2.13 and a beta of 0.93. The company has a current ratio of 1.63, a quick ratio of 1.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58.

World Fuel Services (NYSE:INT) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The oil and gas company reported $0.60 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60. World Fuel Services had a net margin of 0.08% and a return on equity of 5.54%. The business had revenue of $8.54 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $8.19 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.82 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 15.4% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that World Fuel Services will post 2.21 EPS for the current fiscal year.

World Fuel Services declared that its board has approved a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, October 4th that allows the company to buyback $100.00 million in shares. This buyback authorization allows the oil and gas company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually a sign that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 5th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th were given a $0.06 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.85%. World Fuel Services’s payout ratio is currently 68.57%.

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World Fuel Services Company Profile

World Fuel Services Corporation is engaged in providing aviation, marine and land energy, logistics and technology solutions to customers and suppliers around the world. The Company operates through three segments: Aviation, Marine and Land. In its Aviation segment, the Company offers fuel and related products and services.

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