Analyst Stock Ratings: Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (EGLE), Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV)

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (NASDAQ:EGLE) tinted gains of +1.09% (+0.05 points) to US$4.64. The volume of 0.43 Million shares climbed down over an trading activity of 352.09 Million shares. EPS ratio determined by looking at last 12 month figures is -0.15. Over the same time span, the stock marked US$6.14 as its best level and the lowest price reached was US$3.85. The corporation has a market cap of US$349.86 Million.

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. (NASDAQ:EGLE)’s earnings per share has been growing at a -45.35 percent rate over the past 5 year when average revenue increase was noted as 4.4 percent. The return on equity ratio or ROE stands at -2.2 percent while most common profitability ratio return on investment (ROI) was -1.9 percent. The company’s institutional ownership is monitored at 82.4 percent. The company’s net profit margin has achieved the current level of -3.5 percent and possesses 47.8 percent gross margin.

Daily Analyst Recommendations

A number of key analysts, polled by FactSet, shared their views about the current stock momentum. The forecast of 3 surveyed investment analysts covering the stock advises investors to Buy stake in the company. At present, 0 analysts call it Sell, while 1 think it is Hold. Recently, analysts have updated the overall rating to 1.8. 6 analysts recommended Overweight these shares while 0 recommended Underweight, according to FactSet data.

Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV) is worth US$28.64 Billion and has recently risen 1.09% to US$51.16. The latest exchange of 7.58 Million shares is above its average trading activity of 5.34 Million shares. The day began at US$50.78 but the price moved to US$50.61 at one point during the trading and finally capitulating to a session high of US$51.59. The stock tapped a 52-week high of US$64.02 while the mean 12-month price target for the shares is US$62.47.

Currently, the stock carries a price to earnings ratio of 11.89, a price to book ratio of 2.9, and a price to sales ratio of 1.3. For the past 5 years, the company’s revenue has grown 4.4%, while the company’s earnings per share has grown 32.4%. With an institutional ownership near 81.2%, it carries an earnings per share ratio of 4.3.

Inside Look At Analysts Reviews

Latest analyst recommendations could offer little help to investors. The stock is a Buy among 7 brokerage firms polled by Factset Research. At present, 8 analysts recommended Holding these shares while 0 recommended sell, according to FactSet data. 2 analysts call it Underweight, while 5 think it is Overweight. Recently, investment analysts covering the stock have updated the mean rating to 2.23.