Media coverage about Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Orbital ATK earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the aerospace company an impact score of 45.2670827306769 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- Orbital ATK, Inc. (OA) Lowered to “Neutral” at CL King (americanbankingnews.com)
- Orbital ATK, Inc. (OA) Insider Sells $21,678.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Orbital ATK, Inc. (OA) Lowered to Hold at Stifel Nicolaus (americanbankingnews.com)
- Orbital ATK, Inc. (OA) Earns “Hold” Rating from SunTrust Banks, Inc. (americanbankingnews.com)
- Orbital ATK, Inc. (OA) Downgraded by Argus to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of research firms have commented on OA. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $122.00 target price (up previously from $115.00) on shares of Orbital ATK in a report on Friday, August 4th. CL King lowered Orbital ATK from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday. Stifel Nicolaus lowered Orbital ATK from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. SunTrust Banks, Inc. lowered Orbital ATK from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $106.00 target price for the company. in a report on Tuesday. Finally, Argus lowered Orbital ATK from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Orbital ATK currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $108.56.
Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) traded up 0.13% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $132.42. The stock had a trading volume of 2,882,174 shares. The firm has a market cap of $7.63 billion, a PE ratio of 27.56 and a beta of -0.34. Orbital ATK has a 52-week low of $71.52 and a 52-week high of $133.39. The company’s 50 day moving average is $108.83 and its 200 day moving average is $101.75.
Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The aerospace company reported $1.56 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.45 by $0.11. Orbital ATK had a net margin of 6.11% and a return on equity of 15.62%. The company had revenue of $1.12 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.12 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.35 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Orbital ATK will post $6.17 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 21st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 6th will be issued a $0.32 dividend. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.97%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 1st.
In other Orbital ATK news, VP Thomas E. Mccabe sold 400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, July 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $101.60, for a total value of $40,640.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Frank L. Jr. Culbertson sold 2,002 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $105.89, for a total transaction of $211,991.78. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 3,002 shares of company stock worth $316,492. 1.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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About Orbital ATK
Orbital ATK, Inc is an aerospace and defense systems company and supplier of related products to the United States Government, allied nations, prime contractors and other customers. The Company’s segments include Flight Systems Group, Defense Systems Group, Space Systems Group and Corporate. Its products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; satellites and associated components and services; tactical missiles, subsystems and defense electronics, and precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition.
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