Pyxis Tankers (PXS) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Accern Reports

Press coverage about Pyxis Tankers (NASDAQ:PXS) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pyxis Tankers earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 45.8662160091032 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

PXS has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Maxim Group upgraded Pyxis Tankers from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $3.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, January 8th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. ValuEngine lowered Pyxis Tankers from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, April 27th. Finally, Noble Financial initiated coverage on Pyxis Tankers in a research note on Tuesday, April 24th. They set a “buy” rating and a $2.00 price objective for the company.

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Shares of Pyxis Tankers stock traded up $0.04 on Friday, hitting $1.13. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 164,341 shares, compared to its average volume of 293,309. The company has a quick ratio of 0.23, a current ratio of 0.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33. Pyxis Tankers has a 1 year low of $0.90 and a 1 year high of $12.22. The firm has a market cap of $22.97, a PE ratio of -4.04 and a beta of 4.02.

Pyxis Tankers (NASDAQ:PXS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 15th. The transportation company reported ($0.08) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by ($0.06). Pyxis Tankers had a negative net margin of 17.58% and a negative return on equity of 11.25%. The business had revenue of $7.32 million during the quarter. sell-side analysts expect that Pyxis Tankers will post 0.19 EPS for the current year.

Pyxis Tankers Company Profile

Pyxis Tankers Inc operates as a maritime transportation company with a focus on the tanker sector in the United States. Its fleet transports refined petroleum products, such as naphtha, gasoline, jet fuel, kerosene, diesel, and fuel oil, as well as other liquid bulk items, including vegetable oils and organic chemicals.

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