SFL stock: buy or sell?
February 14th, 2020
Ship Finance International Limited owns and operates vessels and offshore related assets primarily in Bermuda, Cyprus, Malta, Liberia, Norway, the United Kingdom, and the Marshall Islands.
Should I buy SFL stock?Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best moment to buy them. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
Only 1 of our buy setups matches with Ship Finance International stock now:
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||Yes|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Ship Finance International stock a buy?
Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday.Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for SFL stock for the last month.
SFL stock analysis
Ship Finance International stepped up a slightly good 0.82% and closed at $13.45.
Ship Finance International shares stepped up 0.82% to $13.45 on February/14. On Tuesday SFL price bounced up over the SMA of 200 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. On January 13th, SFL hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $14.80 recorded on Jan/9. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.
After sliding for 4 weeks, this week Ship Finance International appreciated a decent 1.97%, closing at $13.45. After 4 weeks sliding, this week raised a 1.96%.
Price pattern shows an uptrend with two rising tops and bottoms, and now trading upwards to the $14.74 resistance. Not so far away is the last all-time high Ship Finance International marked by mid January. Since this week when SFL stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $0.26 (1.97%). Since late May 2019 when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, SFL price gained $1.37 per share (11.34%).
SFL stock price history
SFL IPO was on June 17th, 2004 at $2.72 per share1. Since then, SFL stock surged a 394.50%, with an average of 26.30% per year. If you had invested right after SFL's IPO a $1,000 in SFL stock in 2004, it would worth $3,945.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
SFL stock historical price chart
SFL stock reached all-time highs on Jan 13th with a price of $14.80.
SFL stock price targetHow much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. You should not follow the analysts' SFL stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last month we have not found any price prediction for Ship Finance International stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareOn February, Ship Finance International missed the estimates of the analysts and reported a dreadful EPS of $0.14 per share when experts were expecting $0.33.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, Ship Finance International annual turnover rose a great 9.93% to $418.71 M USD from $380.88 marked in 2017. In contrast, its earnings margin (compared to revenues) eased to 17.58%, that is $73.62 million.
|2013||$271 M||-||$89 M32.9%||-|
|2014||$248 M||-8.30%||$123 M49.4%||37.67%|
|2015||$407 M||63.77%||$201 M49.4%||63.52%|
|2016||$413 M||1.53%||$146 M35.5%||-27.10%|
|2017||$381 M||-7.77%||$101 M26.6%||-30.87%|
|2018||$419 M||9.93%||$74 M17.6%||-27.26%|
Quarterly financial resultsShip Finance International reported $118.57 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 6.82% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $3.47 M with a profit margin of 2.93%. Profit margin plummed a -23.86% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 26.79%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Ship Finance International sales marked an extraordinary gain and skyrocketed a 23.38%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Ship Finance International posted 3 positive quarters in a row.
|2017-Q1||$97 M||-||$32 M33.3%||-|
|2017-Q2||$94 M||-2.75%||$20 M21.3%||-37.70%|
|2017-Q3||$81 M||-14.35%||$29 M35.6%||42.87%|
|2017-Q4||$96 M||19.09%||$20 M20.9%||-30.09%|
|2018-Q1||$92 M||-3.91%||$25 M26.7%||22.75%|
|2018-Q2||$97 M||4.81%||$16 M16.3%||-36.05%|
|2018-Q3||$111 M||14.67%||$30 M26.8%||88.58%|
|2018-Q4||$119 M||6.82%||$3 M2.9%||-88.33%|
Ship Finance International ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in a stock, it's worth to have a look its ownership structure.
Ship Finance International shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 30.79% of all shares.
In case of Ship Finance International stock, 35.96% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for SFL stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Ship Finance International:
|Market cap||$1.4 B|
|Total shares||107.6 M|
|Float shares||80.6 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||36.0%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||30.8%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, February 14th, 2020|
|Day range||$13.31 - $13.50|
|Average true range||$0.27|
|50d mov avg||$14.10|
|100d mov avg||$14.08|
|200d mov avg||$13.23|
Ship Finance International performanceTo better understand Ship Finance International performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We chose as the bechmarking frame for Ship Finance International stock.
|SFLShip Finance Inte...||-4.95%||10.97%||18.82%|