Orbital ATK (OA) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Shows

News articles about Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Orbital ATK earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the aerospace company an impact score of 45.3681384462355 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Orbital ATK (NYSE OA) traded down $0.40 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $131.75. The company had a trading volume of 1,160,053 shares, compared to its average volume of 439,530. The stock has a market cap of $7,632.44, a PE ratio of 22.81, a PEG ratio of 2.36 and a beta of -0.24. Orbital ATK has a 1 year low of $84.98 and a 1 year high of $134.59. The company has a current ratio of 1.87, a quick ratio of 1.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66.

Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The aerospace company reported $1.75 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.56 by $0.19. The firm had revenue of $1.22 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.15 billion. Orbital ATK had a return on equity of 17.32% and a net margin of 6.62%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 16.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.15 EPS. equities research analysts predict that Orbital ATK will post 6.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Investors of record on Thursday, November 16th were given a dividend of $0.32 per share. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 15th. Orbital ATK’s dividend payout ratio is presently 23.79%.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Stifel Nicolaus cut Orbital ATK from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and raised their price target for the company from $120.00 to $134.50 in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. Credit Suisse Group cut Orbital ATK from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Jefferies Group cut Orbital ATK from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and raised their price target for the company from $122.00 to $134.50 in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Argus cut Orbital ATK from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. Finally, SunTrust Banks cut Orbital ATK from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $106.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $123.56.

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Orbital ATK Company Profile

Orbital ATK, Inc is an aerospace and defense systems company and supplier of related products to the United States Government, allied nations, prime contractors and other customers. The Company’s segments include Flight Systems Group, Defense Systems Group, Space Systems Group and Corporate. Its products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; satellites and associated components and services; tactical missiles, subsystems and defense electronics, and precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition.

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