Azul (AZUL) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media headlines about Azul (NYSE:AZUL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Azul earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.1802030902582 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Azul (NYSE:AZUL) traded down $0.10 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $27.32. 9,468 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 351,951. Azul has a 1 year low of $19.43 and a 1 year high of $30.25. The company has a quick ratio of 0.66, a current ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75.

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Bank of America started coverage on shares of Azul in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $24.78 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Azul from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Azul from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $30.56.

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About Azul

Azul SA is a Brazil-based company engaged in the provision of passenger transportation services. The Company primarily acts as an airline operator under the Azul brand name. The Company provides scheduled flights between numerous cities in Brazil, including Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Curitiba, Manaus, Cuiaba, Fortaleza and Salvador, among others.

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