Several other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on the company. B. Riley set a $5.00 price objective on Nordic American Tanker and gave the stock a buy rating in a research note on Friday, August 16th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Nordic American Tanker from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $2.81.
Nordic American Tanker stock opened at $2.05 on Thursday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $1.89 and a 200-day moving average of $2.09. Nordic American Tanker has a 52 week low of $1.66 and a 52 week high of $3.47. The stock has a market cap of $291.04 million, a P/E ratio of -3.36 and a beta of 0.63. The company has a current ratio of 2.54, a quick ratio of 1.98 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67.Nordic American Tanker (NYSE:NAT) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 16th. The shipping company reported ($0.11) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.12) by $0.01. Nordic American Tanker had a negative return on equity of 6.26% and a negative net margin of 38.10%. The firm had revenue of $30.65 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $33.65 million. As a group, equities analysts predict that Nordic American Tanker will post -0.18 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 20th. Investors of record on Friday, August 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.01 per share. This represents a $0.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 29th. Nordic American Tanker’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -6.56%.
Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Paloma Partners Management Co bought a new position in Nordic American Tanker during the second quarter worth $25,000. Man Group plc bought a new position in Nordic American Tanker during the second quarter worth $25,000. Chicago Equity Partners LLC bought a new position in Nordic American Tanker during the second quarter worth $26,000. GWM Advisors LLC bought a new position in Nordic American Tanker during the second quarter worth $28,000. Finally, Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV bought a new position in Nordic American Tanker during the first quarter worth $35,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 24.58% of the company’s stock.
Nordic American Tanker Company Profile
Nordic American Tankers Limited, a tanker company, acquires and charters double-hull tankers in Bermuda and internationally. It operates a fleet of 33 Suezmax crude oil tankers. The company was founded in 1995 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.
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