BWX Technologies (BWXT) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

News articles about BWX Technologies (NYSE:BWXT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BWX Technologies earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.0086474753504 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

BWX Technologies (BWXT) traded down $0.19 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $64.12. 345,455 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 450,821. The company has a current ratio of 1.81, a quick ratio of 1.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.59. The firm has a market capitalization of $6,370.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.22, a PEG ratio of 2.46 and a beta of 0.50. BWX Technologies has a one year low of $41.90 and a one year high of $65.06.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BWX Technologies from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $69.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Seaport Global Securities assumed coverage on shares of BWX Technologies in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. They set a “buy” rating and a $72.00 price target on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of BWX Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 price target on shares of BWX Technologies in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of BWX Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. BWX Technologies currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $65.88.

In other BWX Technologies news, CFO David S. Black sold 1,000 shares of BWX Technologies stock in a transaction on Thursday, January 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.55, for a total value of $61,550.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 61,979 shares in the company, valued at $3,814,807.45. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 3,000 shares of company stock worth $183,790. 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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