Seacor Holdings, Inc. (CKH) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of Seacor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CKH) have received an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one analysts that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Analysts have set a one year consensus price target of $53.00 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.32 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Seacor an industry rank of 205 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

A number of research analysts have commented on CKH shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Seacor from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. TheStreet upgraded shares of Seacor from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. ValuEngine cut shares of Seacor from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Credit Suisse Group lifted their target price on shares of Seacor from $36.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus cut shares of Seacor from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lifted their target price for the company from $40.00 to $53.00 in a research note on Monday, November 6th.

Shares of Seacor (NYSE:CKH) traded up $1.61 on Wednesday, reaching $44.62. 56,382 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 102,624. The company has a market capitalization of $761.34, a PE ratio of -7.22 and a beta of 1.00. The company has a current ratio of 2.09, a quick ratio of 2.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89. Seacor has a 1 year low of $30.44 and a 1 year high of $51.59.

In other news, CFO Bruce Weins sold 2,569 shares of Seacor stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.00, for a total value of $125,881.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 12,708 shares in the company, valued at $622,692. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 10.47% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of CKH. Walthausen & Co. LLC raised its stake in shares of Seacor by 377.9% in the third quarter. Walthausen & Co. LLC now owns 464,702 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $21,427,000 after acquiring an additional 367,465 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its holdings in shares of Seacor by 49.8% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 532,100 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $24,594,000 after purchasing an additional 177,000 shares in the last quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC increased its holdings in shares of Seacor by 128.9% in the fourth quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 97,775 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $4,519,000 after purchasing an additional 55,065 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Seacor by 3.2% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,492,065 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $51,177,000 after purchasing an additional 46,898 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Assenagon Asset Management S.A. acquired a new stake in shares of Seacor in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,914,000. Institutional investors own 91.86% of the company’s stock.

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Seacor Company Profile

SEACOR Holdings Inc, is engaged in the business of transportation and logistics, alcohol manufacturing, merchandising, and risk management consultancy. The Company’s segments include, Inland River Services, Shipping Services and Illinois Corn Processing. Inland River Services segment operates river transportation equipment used for moving agricultural and industrial commodities and petroleum and chemical products.

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