Arotech (NASDAQ:ARTX) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

Headlines about Arotech (NASDAQ:ARTX) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Arotech earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the aerospace company an impact score of 48.3125406856221 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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Shares of NASDAQ ARTX traded up $0.10 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $3.20. 166,887 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 130,163. Arotech has a one year low of $2.70 and a one year high of $4.35. The stock has a market capitalization of $83.32, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.00 and a beta of 1.39. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12, a current ratio of 1.97 and a quick ratio of 1.64.

Arotech (NASDAQ:ARTX) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, March 14th. The aerospace company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.08. The company had revenue of $29.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $25.93 million. Arotech had a return on equity of 5.98% and a net margin of 3.88%. During the same period last year, the firm earned ($0.02) EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Arotech will post 0.13 EPS for the current year.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Arotech from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th.

In related news, Chairman Jon B. Kutler purchased 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 16th. The stock was bought at an average price of $3.20 per share, for a total transaction of $64,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 9.20% of the company’s stock.

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About Arotech

Arotech Corporation is a defense and security products and services company, engaged in providing interactive simulation for military, law enforcement and commercial markets, and batteries and charging systems for the military, commercial and medical markets. The Company operates through two segments: Training and Simulation Division, and Power Systems Division.

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