Belmond (BEL) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows

Media stories about Belmond (NYSE:BEL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Belmond earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.0640134061483 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Belmond (BEL) traded up 0.36% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $14.05. 234,592 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Belmond has a 1-year low of $11.00 and a 1-year high of $14.45. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $12.99 and its 200-day moving average price is $12.74. The company has a market capitalization of $1.44 billion, a PE ratio of 281.00 and a beta of 0.96.

Belmond (NYSE:BEL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 7th. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.07. Belmond had a net margin of 1.18% and a return on equity of 3.99%. The company had revenue of $165.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $168.93 million. Equities analysts expect that Belmond will post $0.18 EPS for the current year.

Several research firms have commented on BEL. BidaskClub raised shares of Belmond from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 29th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Belmond from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $15.00 price target (down from $16.00) on shares of Belmond in a report on Thursday, August 10th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.25.

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Belmond Company Profile

Belmond Ltd. (Belmond) is a hotel company and adventure travel operator. As of December 31, 2016, Belmond owned, partially-owned and/or operated 45 properties, consisting of 34 individual deluxe hotels, 29 of which are owned (including nine under long-term lease), five European tourist trains, two cruise ships in Myanmar (one of which is under long-term charter), one French canal cruise business consisting of five small canal boats, and one stand-alone restaurant in the United States.

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