Headlines about BAE Systems (LON:BA) have been trending extremely negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. BAE Systems earned a media sentiment score of -4.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media coverage about the company an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected BAE Systems’ ranking:
BA has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 625 ($7.69) price objective on shares of BAE Systems in a research note on Thursday, June 11th. UBS Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 511 ($6.29) price objective (down from GBX 700 ($8.61)) on shares of BAE Systems in a research note on Monday, May 18th. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of BAE Systems in a research note on Friday, June 26th. Deutsche Bank reduced their price objective on BAE Systems from GBX 695 ($8.55) to GBX 675 ($8.31) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 2nd. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group reduced their price objective on BAE Systems from GBX 560 ($6.89) to GBX 514 ($6.33) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 3rd. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 636.25 ($7.83).
Shares of BA stock traded down GBX 3.40 ($0.04) during trading hours on Friday, hitting GBX 474.50 ($5.84). 3,431,203 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 9,870,000. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is GBX 500.21 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is GBX 552.63. BAE Systems has a 12-month low of GBX 5.69 ($0.07) and a 12-month high of GBX 672.80 ($8.28). The stock has a market cap of $15.37 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.29. The company has a quick ratio of 0.78, a current ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 87.37.
BAE Systems Company Profile
BAE Systems plc operates as a defense, aerospace, and security company worldwide. Its Electronic Systems segment offers electronic warfare systems and electro-optical sensors, military and commercial digital engine and flight controls, precision guidance and seeker solutions, military communication systems and data links, persistent surveillance systems, and hybrid electric drive systems.
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