Bristow Group (BRS) Receiving Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about Bristow Group (NYSE:BRS) have been trending positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bristow Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 37 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of brokerages have weighed in on BRS. Barclays PLC set a $13.00 price objective on shares of Bristow Group and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, May 26th. Credit Suisse Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $10.00 price target on shares of Bristow Group in a research report on Sunday, May 28th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Bristow Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Bristow Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, May 15th. Finally, Cowen and Company cut shares of Bristow Group from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and dropped their price objective for the company from $14.00 to $7.00 in a research note on Friday, May 26th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.60.

Bristow Group (NYSE BRS) opened at 7.22 on Tuesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $8.85 and a 200 day moving average of $14.63. Bristow Group has a one year low of $6.21 and a one year high of $21.88. The firm’s market capitalization is $254.27 million.

Bristow Group (NYSE:BRS) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May 23rd. The oil and gas company reported ($1.15) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.48) by $0.67. The firm had revenue of $323.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $327.92 million. Bristow Group had a negative return on equity of 5.34% and a negative net margin of 12.12%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 13.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.13 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Bristow Group will post ($3.60) earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 22nd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 7th were issued a dividend of $0.07 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, June 5th. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.88%. Bristow Group’s payout ratio is presently -5.76%.

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About Bristow Group

Bristow Group Inc is an industrial aviation services provider and helicopter service provider to the offshore energy industry. The Industrial Aviation Services segment’s operations are conducted primarily through four regions: Europe Caspian, Africa, Americas and Asia Pacific. The Europe Caspian region consists of all its operations and affiliates in Europe and Central Asia, including Norway, the United Kingdom and Turkmenistan.

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