Somewhat Negative News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Diana Shipping inc. (DSX) Stock Price

Press coverage about Diana Shipping inc. (NYSE:DSX) has trended somewhat negative on Tuesday, according to Alpha One Sentiment. Alpha One, a subsidiary of Accern, rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Diana Shipping inc. earned a media sentiment score of -0.17 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave news stories about the shipping company an impact score of 47 out of 100, indicating 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 media headlines that may have effected AlphaOne Sentiment’s scoring:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Diana Shipping inc. (NYSE:DSX)

DSX has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded shares of Diana Shipping inc. from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $8.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, April 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Diana Shipping inc. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.75 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $5.25 target price on shares of Diana Shipping inc. in a report on Friday, May 26th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC lowered their target price on shares of Diana Shipping inc. from $5.00 to $4.50 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, May 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $4.36.

Diana Shipping inc. (NYSE:DSX) traded up 0.51% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $3.96. 325,507 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company’s market cap is $321.76 million. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $3.87 and its 200 day moving average price is $3.94. Diana Shipping inc. has a 52-week low of $2.11 and a 52-week high of $6.20.

Diana Shipping inc. (NYSE:DSX) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, May 23rd. The shipping company reported ($0.34) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.37) by $0.03. Diana Shipping inc. had a negative return on equity of 15.25% and a negative net margin of 138.84%. The firm had revenue of $31.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $28.69 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted ($0.41) EPS. The business’s revenue was up 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Diana Shipping inc. will post ($0.98) earnings per share for the current year.

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Diana Shipping inc. Company Profile

Diana Shipping Inc is a holding company. The Company is a provider of shipping transportation services. The Company specializes in the ownership of dry bulk vessels. As of February 16, 2017, the Company’s operating fleet consisted of 48 dry bulk carriers, of which 23 were Panamax, four were Kamsarmax, three were Post-Panamax, 14 were Capesize and four were Newcastlemax vessels, having a combined carrying capacity of approximately 5.7 million deadweight tonnage (dwt).new TradingView.widget({ “height”: 400, “width”: 625, “symbol”: “DSX”, “interval”: “D”, “timezone”: “Etc/UTC”, “theme”: “White”, “style”: “1”, “locale”: “en”, “toolbar_bg”: “#f1f3f6”, “enable_publishing”: false, “hideideas”: true, “referral_id”: “2588”});

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