News articles about L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. L3 Technologies earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the aerospace company an impact score of 46.0506686893942 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
Several research analysts have weighed in on LLL shares. Royal Bank of Canada set a $202.00 price target on L3 Technologies and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. SunTrust Banks assumed coverage on L3 Technologies in a research note on Monday, November 20th. They set a “buy” rating for the company. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $200.00 target price on shares of L3 Technologies in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their target price on L3 Technologies from $195.00 to $205.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded L3 Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $195.20.
Shares of L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) opened at $209.46 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.80, a quick ratio of 1.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66. L3 Technologies has a 1 year low of $143.54 and a 1 year high of $209.98. The firm has a market capitalization of $16,367.62, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.30, a PEG ratio of 3.35 and a beta of 1.19.
L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The aerospace company reported $1.96 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.93 by $0.03. L3 Technologies had a return on equity of 14.00% and a net margin of 5.22%. The company had revenue of $2.65 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.68 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.88 EPS. L3 Technologies’s revenue was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that L3 Technologies will post 8.38 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 17th were issued a dividend of $0.75 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 16th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.43%. L3 Technologies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 41.27%.
In other L3 Technologies news, insider Michael T. Strianese sold 39,515 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $202.35, for a total value of $7,995,860.25. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders have sold a total of 124,122 shares of company stock valued at $24,409,338 in the last three months. 2.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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L3 Technologies Company Profile
L3 Technologies, Inc, formerly L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc, is a prime contractor in Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems, aircraft sustainment, simulation and training, night vision and image intensification equipment and security and detection systems. The Company provides a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms.
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