News articles about Curtiss-Wright (NYSE:CW) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Curtiss-Wright earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the aerospace company an impact score of 46.2359471108794 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Trump Dismisses U.S. Secretary Tillerson: 3 Defense Picks (finance.yahoo.com)
- Zacks: Analysts Expect Curtiss-Wright Corp. (CW) to Post $0.92 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Curtiss-Wright Corp. (CW) Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Chromatic Industries, LLC Announces License Agreement with Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Corporation (markets.financialcontent.com)
- Curtiss-Wright Corp. (CW) CEO David Charles Adams Sells 17,414 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
CW has been the topic of several recent research reports. Seaport Global Securities reissued a “buy” rating and set a $150.00 price target on shares of Curtiss-Wright in a research report on Monday, February 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Curtiss-Wright from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $154.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. William Blair restated a “market perform” rating on shares of Curtiss-Wright in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price objective on Curtiss-Wright from $126.00 to $139.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co upgraded Curtiss-Wright from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $120.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $137.63.
Curtiss-Wright (NYSE:CW) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The aerospace company reported $1.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.46 by $0.29. The company had revenue of $611.88 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $589.22 million. Curtiss-Wright had a return on equity of 15.46% and a net margin of 9.46%. equities research analysts expect that Curtiss-Wright will post 5.8 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 29th will be given a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.44%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 28th. Curtiss-Wright’s payout ratio is currently 12.47%.
In other news, VP K Christopher Farkas sold 700 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $120.25, for a total transaction of $84,175.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 2,152 shares in the company, valued at approximately $258,778. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO David Charles Adams sold 13,051 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $120.44, for a total value of $1,571,862.44. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 88,257 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,629,673.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 53,854 shares of company stock worth $7,000,065. Insiders own 1.10% of the company’s stock.
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Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a manufacturing and service company that designs, manufactures, and overhauls precision components and provides engineered products and services to the aerospace, defense, power generation and general industrial markets. The Company operates through three segments: Commercial/Industrial, Defense and Power.
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