News stories about Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Huntington Ingalls Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the aerospace company an impact score of 46.3816184519003 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- PHOTO RELEASE–Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded Contract for DDG 51-Class Follow Yard Services (markets.financialcontent.com)
- Credit Suisse Group Trims Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Target Price to $328.00 (americanbankingnews.com)
- Huntington Ingalls to reactivate shipbuilding facilities on Pascagoula River east bank (blog.executivebiz.com)
- Huntington Ingalls Updates Ships Statuses, Reactivates Ingalls East Bank (defensedaily.com)
- PHOTO RELEASE–Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces New Vice President And Chief Counsel of Newport News … (globenewswire.com)
A number of research firms have recently commented on HII. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Cowen upgraded shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $241.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “sell” rating and set a $230.00 price target on shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries in a research report on Friday, February 16th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. Huntington Ingalls Industries presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $276.33.
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 15th. The aerospace company reported $3.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.93 by $0.18. Huntington Ingalls Industries had a net margin of 6.44% and a return on equity of 31.01%. The company had revenue of $2 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.94 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $4.20 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Huntington Ingalls Industries will post 17.38 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other news, VP William R. Ermatinger sold 1,689 shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $259.34, for a total transaction of $438,025.26. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Philip M. Bilden acquired 4,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 22nd. The shares were bought at an average cost of $265.14 per share, with a total value of $1,060,560.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 142 shares in the company, valued at approximately $37,649.88. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have bought 6,800 shares of company stock valued at $1,794,184 and have sold 12,979 shares valued at $3,381,250. Insiders own 2.32% of the company’s stock.
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Huntington Ingalls Industries Company Profile
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc engages in the designing, building, overhauling, and repairing military ships in the United States. It operates through three segments: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Newport News Shipbuilding, and Technical Solutions. The company is involved in the design and construction of non-nuclear ships comprising amphibious assault ships that include deck amphibious ships and transport dock ships; surface combatants; and national security cutters for the U.S.
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