News headlines about StealthGas (NASDAQ:GASS) have trended somewhat negative on Friday, Alpha One reports. The research group, a division of Accern, identifies positive and negative 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. StealthGas earned a coverage optimism score of -0.12 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave news coverage about the shipping company an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of StealthGas from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 24th.

Shares of StealthGas (NASDAQ:GASS) remained flat at $3.50 during midday trading on Friday. The stock had a trading volume of 6,293 shares. The firm’s market cap is $139.20 million. StealthGas has a 12 month low of $2.65 and a 12 month high of $5.18. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $3.98 and its 200-day moving average is $3.68.

StealthGas (NASDAQ:GASS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 23rd. The shipping company reported $0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.06. StealthGas had a negative return on equity of 0.43% and a negative net margin of 4.49%. The company earned $37.47 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $33.88 million. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that StealthGas will post $0.14 earnings per share for the current year.

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About StealthGas

StealthGas Inc is a provider of international seaborne transportation services to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) producers and users, as well as crude oil and product carriers to oil producers, refineries and commodities traders. The Company owns a fleet of LPG carriers. Its LPG carriers carry various petroleum gas products in liquefied form, including propane, butane, butadiene, isopropane, propylene and vinyl chloride monomer, which are all byproducts of the production of crude oil and natural gas.

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