News coverage about Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Orbital ATK earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the aerospace company an impact score of 46.2572377468961 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.
These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
A number of brokerages have recently commented on OA. ValuEngine raised shares of Orbital ATK from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. FIG Partners raised shares of Orbital ATK to a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $126.21.
Orbital ATK opened at $133.56 on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a current ratio of 1.68. Orbital ATK has a 52 week low of $95.84 and a 52 week high of $134.59. The firm has a market cap of $7.71 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.27, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.20 and a beta of -0.27.
Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) last released its earnings results on Thursday, May 3rd. The aerospace company reported $1.76 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.50 by $0.26. Orbital ATK had a net margin of 6.89% and a return on equity of 19.90%. The company had revenue of $1.31 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.15 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.23 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 20.9% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Orbital ATK will post 6.73 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, May 17th. Investors of record on Friday, May 11th were issued a dividend of $0.32 per share. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.96%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, May 10th. Orbital ATK’s dividend payout ratio is currently 20.38%.
In related news, VP Thomas E. Mccabe sold 248 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $132.49, for a total transaction of $32,857.52. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. 1.20% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
About Orbital ATK
Orbital ATK, Inc develops and produces aerospace and defense related products to the U.S. Government, allied nations, prime contractors, and other customers in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Flight Systems Group, Defense Systems Group, and Space Systems Group.
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