Shares of Seacor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CKH) have been given an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Brokers have set a 1-year consensus price objective of $57.00 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.52 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned Seacor an industry rank of 204 out of 255 based on the ratings given to related companies.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on CKH. TheStreet raised shares of Seacor from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Seacor from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Seacor from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, June 1st.

CKH traded down $0.42 during trading on Monday, hitting $49.03. The company had a trading volume of 114,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 134,881. The stock has a market capitalization of $897.15 million, a PE ratio of 38.01 and a beta of 0.74. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 4.00 and a quick ratio of 3.97. Seacor has a 1-year low of $40.10 and a 1-year high of $59.00.

Seacor (NYSE:CKH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 25th. The oil and gas company reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.26 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $216.83 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $185.95 million. Seacor had a net margin of 18.26% and a return on equity of 2.88%. equities research analysts forecast that Seacor will post 1.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Seacor news, COO Eric Fabrikant sold 4,988 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.25, for a total transaction of $275,587.00. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 53,572 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,959,853. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 10.47% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Rhumbline Advisers grew its position in shares of Seacor by 2.3% during the second quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 45,614 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $2,612,000 after acquiring an additional 1,041 shares during the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc grew its position in shares of Seacor by 3.2% during the first quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 33,833 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $1,721,000 after acquiring an additional 1,055 shares during the last quarter. Strs Ohio bought a new position in shares of Seacor during the second quarter worth about $108,000. Swiss National Bank grew its position in shares of Seacor by 7.3% during the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 29,400 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $1,502,000 after acquiring an additional 2,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BlueMountain Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of Seacor by 32.3% during the second quarter. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC now owns 8,729 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $500,000 after acquiring an additional 2,131 shares during the last quarter. 93.62% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Seacor Company Profile

SEACOR Holdings Inc, a diversified holding company, engages in transportation, and logistics and risk management consultancy businesses in the United States and internationally. The company's Ocean Transportation & Logistics Services segment owns and operates a diversified fleet of marine transportation, and towing and bunkering assets.

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