Media headlines about Lindblad Expeditions Holdings (NASDAQ:LIND) have been trending positive on Saturday, according to AlphaOne Sentiment. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lindblad Expeditions Holdings earned a news sentiment score of 0.31 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
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Several brokerages have weighed in on LIND. Zacks Investment Research cut Lindblad Expeditions Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. Citigroup Inc reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $11.00 price objective (down from $11.50) on shares of Lindblad Expeditions Holdings in a report on Saturday, April 22nd. Imperial Capital began coverage on Lindblad Expeditions Holdings in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $12.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Sidoti began coverage on Lindblad Expeditions Holdings in a report on Tuesday, April 4th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $12.00 price objective for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.50.
Shares of Lindblad Expeditions Holdings (NASDAQ:LIND) traded down 0.33% during trading on Friday, reaching $9.06. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 20,258 shares. Lindblad Expeditions Holdings has a 52-week low of $7.75 and a 52-week high of $10.70. The stock has a market cap of $409.73 million and a P/E ratio of 90.60. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $9.10 and a 200-day moving average of $9.19.
Lindblad Expeditions Holdings (NASDAQ:LIND) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, March 7th. The company reported ($0.19) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.15. Lindblad Expeditions Holdings had a return on equity of 10.92% and a net margin of 5.63%. The business earned $56.13 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $34.76 million. Analysts predict that Lindblad Expeditions Holdings will post $0.24 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In related news, COO Ian Rogers sold 2,694 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $9.50, for a total value of $25,593.00. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 312,635 shares in the company, valued at $2,970,032.50. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Insiders sold 237,020 shares of company stock worth $1,849,220 in the last quarter.