Media stories about BAE Systems (LON:BA) have trended somewhat negative on Thursday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. BAE Systems earned a news sentiment score of -1.89 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news stories 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 stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted BAE Systems’ ranking:
- Hayden to Handle Comms for BAE Systems (odwyerpr.com)
- BAE Systems appoints Caitlin Hayden as senior VP of communications (adsadvance.co.uk)
- Autonomous vehicles for Australian Army showcased by BAE Systems (mil-embedded.com)
- BAE Systems’ autonomous vehicle tech demoed for Australian Army (adsadvance.co.uk)
- Naval Vessel MRO Market Growth By Top Key Players: BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Northrop Grumman (marketwatch.com)
A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 530 ($6.93) price target on shares of BAE Systems in a report on Wednesday, July 17th. Barclays reiterated an “equal weight” rating and issued a GBX 550 ($7.19) price target on shares of BAE Systems in a report on Monday, September 9th. Deutsche Bank cut their price target on BAE Systems from GBX 690 ($9.02) to GBX 685 ($8.95) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, August 12th. Berenberg Bank lifted their price target on BAE Systems from GBX 560 ($7.32) to GBX 655 ($8.56) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 5th. Finally, UBS Group reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of BAE Systems in a report on Thursday, September 12th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 585.89 ($7.66).
Shares of BA stock opened at GBX 585 ($7.64) on Thursday. BAE Systems has a 1-year low of GBX 439.40 ($5.74) and a 1-year high of GBX 590.80 ($7.72). The stock’s fifty day moving average price is GBX 560.67 and its 200 day moving average price is GBX 520.03. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 90.79, a current ratio of 1.06 and a quick ratio of 0.93. The company has a market cap of $18.68 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.13.
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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