Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Euronav NV (NASDAQ:EURN) Share Price

Headlines about Euronav NV (NASDAQ:EURN) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Euronav NV earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 45.6566259354652 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Euronav NV (EURN) opened at 6.95 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $1.10 billion and a PE ratio of 18.34. Euronav NV has a 52 week low of $6.65 and a 52 week high of $9.51. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $7.72 and a 200 day moving average price of $7.80.

The company also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 5th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, September 26th will be paid a dividend of $0.06 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, September 25th. This represents a yield of 1.61%.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on EURN. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Euronav NV from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $8.00 price target on shares of Euronav NV in a report on Friday, July 7th. TheStreet upgraded Euronav NV from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. BidaskClub upgraded Euronav NV from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, June 30th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Euronav NV from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $9.50.

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About Euronav NV

Euronav NV, together with its subsidiaries, owns, operates, and manages a fleet of vessels for the ocean transportation and storage of crude oil and petroleum products worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Tankers; and Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading Operations. As of April 4, 2017, it owned and operated a fleet of 55 double hulled vessels, including 31 very large crude carriers, 1 V-Plus vessel, 19 Suezmax vessels, and 2 floating, storage, and offloading vessels, as well as 2 Suezmax vessels under construction.

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