Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect World Fuel Services (INT) Share Price

News articles about World Fuel Services (NYSE:INT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. World Fuel Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.5495740521603 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. Seaport Global Securities assumed coverage on World Fuel Services in a research report on Friday, February 9th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. ValuEngine cut World Fuel Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. TheStreet cut World Fuel Services from a “c-” rating to a “d+” rating in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus reduced their price objective on World Fuel Services from $46.00 to $40.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded World Fuel Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. World Fuel Services has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $38.00.

Shares of INT opened at $27.30 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $1,808.13, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.68, a P/E/G ratio of 2.47 and a beta of 0.91. World Fuel Services has a 12 month low of $20.64 and a 12 month high of $40.16. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.51, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a current ratio of 1.45.

World Fuel Services (NYSE:INT) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The oil and gas company reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by ($0.36). World Fuel Services had a positive return on equity of 6.45% and a negative net margin of 0.51%. The business had revenue of $8.87 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.72 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.36 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 13.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that World Fuel Services will post 2.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 6th. Investors of record on Friday, March 16th were paid a $0.06 dividend. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.88%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 15th. World Fuel Services’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 12.90%.

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World Fuel Services Company Profile

World Fuel Services Corporation engages in the distribution of fuel, and related products and services in the aviation, marine, and land transportation industries worldwide. Its Aviation segment offers fuel management; price risk management; ground handling; dispatch; and international trip planning services, such as flight plans, weather reports, and overflight permits.

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