Media headlines about BWX Technologies (NYSE:BWXT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BWX Technologies earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 44.5469136362284 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
BWX Technologies (NYSE BWXT) traded down $0.74 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $63.76. 359,686 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 436,642. BWX Technologies has a 52 week low of $41.38 and a 52 week high of $64.92. The company has a quick ratio of 1.81, a current ratio of 1.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.59. The company has a market cap of $6,338.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.53, a P/E/G ratio of 2.45 and a beta of 0.50.
BWXT has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of BWX Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $69.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 target price on shares of BWX Technologies in a research report on Friday, January 19th. ValuEngine lowered shares of BWX Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. BidaskClub upgraded shares of BWX Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities began coverage on shares of BWX Technologies in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $72.00 price objective for the company. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. BWX Technologies presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $65.88.
In other BWX Technologies news, Chairman John A. Fees sold 21,453 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.21, for a total transaction of $1,291,685.13. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 87,919 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,293,602.99. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO David S. Black sold 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.88, for a total transaction of $61,880.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 62,979 shares in the company, valued at $3,897,140.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 24,453 shares of company stock valued at $1,475,045 over the last quarter. 0.76% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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About BWX Technologies
BWX Technologies, Inc is a manufacturer of nuclear components and a service provider. The Company’s businesses focus on the design, engineering and manufacture of precision naval nuclear components, reactors and nuclear fuel for the United States Government. Its segments include Nuclear Operations, Technical Services, Nuclear Energy and Other.
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