News stories about Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Diana Shipping earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the shipping company an impact score of 46.3570566310177 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

A number of analysts recently commented on the company. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on Diana Shipping from $4.00 to $4.50 and gave the stock a “$4.41” rating in a research report on Monday, July 23rd. ValuEngine cut Diana Shipping from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Diana Shipping from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.75 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, June 25th. Finally, Pareto Securities upgraded Diana Shipping from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 11th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Diana Shipping presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $4.96.

NYSE:DSX traded up $0.05 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $4.20. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 222,931 shares, compared to its average volume of 266,010. The company has a current ratio of 1.73, a quick ratio of 1.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92. Diana Shipping has a twelve month low of $3.07 and a twelve month high of $5.16. The firm has a market cap of $443.63 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -5.32, a PEG ratio of 13.11 and a beta of 1.24.

Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 10th. The shipping company reported ($0.04) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.12) by $0.08. Diana Shipping had a negative return on equity of 4.71% and a negative net margin of 237.60%. The firm had revenue of $48.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $46.01 million. During the same period last year, the company earned ($0.34) EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 54.6% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Diana Shipping will post 0.06 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Diana Shipping Company Profile

Diana Shipping Inc provides shipping transportation services. The company transports a range of dry bulk cargoes, including iron ore, coal, and grains, as well as steel products, cement, and fertilizers through its ownership of dry bulk vessels worldwide. As of December 31, 2017, it operated a fleet of 50 dry bulk carriers, including 22 Panamax, 5 Kamsarmax, 5 Post-Panamax, 14 Capesize, and 4 Newcastlemax vessels.

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