Analyst Ratings for Ship Finance International Ltd. (SFL)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of Ship Finance International Ltd. (NYSE:SFL) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for SFL last month.

A buy rating was issued by 1 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for SFL. The most optimistic price target was 18, implying potential capital gains of 33.83 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 10.5, implying potential capital losses of -21.93 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.92 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 17.12 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 1.5 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 6.67 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

In the last 52-weeks, SFL has achieved a high of 16.10 and a low of 12.07. Today's price is 11.43 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 16.46 percent. SFL has a price/earnings ratio of 0. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SFL value stock report compares SFL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of SFL is $1.36 billion. SFL is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.