Arotech (ARTX) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

Press coverage about Arotech (NASDAQ:ARTX) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Arotech earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the aerospace company an impact score of 49.6450966574148 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

Arotech remained flat at $$3.55 during trading on Friday, MarketBeat reports. 329,977 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 107,541. Arotech has a 12 month low of $2.70 and a 12 month high of $4.35. The company has a market capitalization of $94.03 million, a P/E ratio of 22.19 and a beta of 1.43. The company has a current ratio of 2.08, a quick ratio of 1.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.10.

Arotech (NASDAQ:ARTX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th. The aerospace company reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.03. Arotech had a net margin of 5.65% and a return on equity of 7.89%. The company had revenue of $21.88 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $23.75 million. equities research analysts anticipate that Arotech will post 0.16 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Arotech from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, May 11th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Arotech from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 3rd.

Arotech Company Profile

Arotech Corporation provides defense and security products worldwide. The company's Training and Simulation division develops, manufactures, and markets multimedia and interactive digital solutions for engineering, use-of-force training, and operator training of military, law enforcement, security, emergency services, and other personnel.

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