Media coverage about Lindblad Expeditions (NASDAQ:LIND) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lindblad Expeditions earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.432820764283 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- Lindblad Expeditions (LIND) Receives Hold Rating from Deutsche Bank (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Lindblad Expeditions, LLC (LIND) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $77.51 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
- Lindblad Expeditions, LLC (LIND) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.03 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Salem teacher will embark on expedition to Antarctica (roanoke.com)
- Loveland High School Teacher Abra Koch named 2018 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow (lovelandmagazine.com)
NASDAQ LIND traded up $0.05 during trading on Thursday, reaching $10.89. 26,221 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 113,257. The company has a market capitalization of $494.35, a price-to-earnings ratio of 121.00 and a beta of -0.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.54, a current ratio of 0.91 and a quick ratio of 0.90. Lindblad Expeditions has a 1 year low of $8.66 and a 1 year high of $11.26.
A number of research firms recently issued reports on LIND. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Lindblad Expeditions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. BidaskClub upgraded Lindblad Expeditions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 14th. TheStreet lowered Lindblad Expeditions from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Lindblad Expeditions from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, March 19th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $11.00.
In other Lindblad Expeditions news, Director John M. Fahey, Jr. purchased 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 2nd. The stock was bought at an average cost of $9.27 per share, with a total value of $185,400.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 41,958 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $388,950.66. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director L. Dyson Dryden purchased 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 8th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $9.43 per share, with a total value of $94,300.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 1,077,209 shares in the company, valued at $10,158,080.87. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired a total of 40,000 shares of company stock valued at $372,200 over the last ninety days. 50.10% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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About Lindblad Expeditions
Lindblad Expeditions Holdings, Inc provides expedition cruising and adventure travel services. It offers itineraries that feature up-close encounters with wildlife, nature, history, and culture, as well as promote guest empowerment and interactivity. The company operates expeditions on intimately-scaled ships and interaction between guests, crew, and the teams of scientists, naturalists, researchers, and photographers that participate in the expeditions.
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