Genco Shipping (GNK) Gets a Buy Rating from Jefferies

Jefferies analyst Randy Giveans maintained a Buy rating on Genco Shipping (GNKResearch Report) today and set a price target of $11.00. The company’s shares closed last Thursday at $7.47.

According to, Giveans is currently ranked with 0 stars on a 0-5 stars ranking scale, with an average return of -4.7% and a 34.6% success rate. Giveans covers the Industrial Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Navios Maritime Partners, Star Bulk Carriers, and Golar LNG Partners.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Genco Shipping is a Strong Buy with an average price target of $13.33, implying a 75.2% upside from current levels. In a report issued on January 14, Cleaves Securities also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $15.00 price target.

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Genco Shipping’s market cap is currently $312.3M and has a P/E ratio of -2.10. The company has a Price to Book ratio of 0.41.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 25 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of GNK in relation to earlier this year.

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Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd. is an international ship owning company, which engages in the transportation of iron ore, coal, grain, steel products and other drybulk cargoes. It operates through the ocean transportation of drybulk cargoes worldwide through the ownership and operation of drybulk carrier vessels segment. The company was founded on September 27, 2004 and is headquartered in New York, NY.