News headlines about Avianca (NYSE:AVH) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing 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. Avianca earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the transportation company an impact score of 44.6316262923411 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of Avianca from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Avianca from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 15th. Avian Securities raised shares of Avianca to a “buy” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $8.00 to $11.00 in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. ValuEngine raised shares of Avianca from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Deutsche Bank raised shares of Avianca from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $8.00 to $11.00 in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.17.
Shares of Avianca (NYSE AVH) opened at $8.16 on Friday. Avianca has a 12 month low of $6.37 and a 12 month high of $8.47. The company has a quick ratio of 0.60, a current ratio of 0.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.63. The company has a market cap of $683.93, a P/E ratio of 10.60 and a beta of 0.84.
Avianca (NYSE:AVH) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The transportation company reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.31. Avianca had a net margin of 2.12% and a return on equity of 11.94%. equities research analysts forecast that Avianca will post 0.84 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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Avianca Company Profile
Avianca Holdings SA is a Panama-based company engaged, through its subsidiaries, in the provision of air transportation services for passengers and commercial purposes. The Company was originally established as a strategic alliance between Aerovias del Continente Americano SA (AVIANCA) and Grupo TACA Holdings Limited (GTH), and it mainly operates in North, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Europe.
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