Media stories about Hawaiian (NASDAQ:HA) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hawaiian earned a daily sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 45.123099410653 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Featured Volatile Stock – Hawaiian Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: HA) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- Hawaiian Airlines Updates Expected First Quarter and Full Year 2018 Metrics, Recasts Results per New Accounting … – PR Newswire (press release) (prnewswire.com)
- Hawaiian airlines updates Q1 guidance – Seeking Alpha (seekingalpha.com)
- Hawaiian Holdings, Inc.’s Q1 Revenue Guidance Soars – Motley Fool (fool.com)
- Hawaiian Holdings, Inc.'s Q1 Revenue Guidance Soars (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Hawaiian (NASDAQ:HA) traded down $0.70 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $37.05. The stock had a trading volume of 558,544 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,105,524. Hawaiian has a 52-week low of $32.40 and a 52-week high of $59.45. The stock has a market cap of $1,940.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.61, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.09 and a beta of 1.54. The company has a quick ratio of 0.79, a current ratio of 0.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 14th were paid a $0.12 dividend. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, February 13th. Hawaiian’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 9.86%.
Hawaiian announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase program on Tuesday, December 5th that authorizes the company to repurchase $100.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the transportation company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.
Several brokerages recently weighed in on HA. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price target on shares of Hawaiian from $40.00 to $45.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Sidoti raised shares of Hawaiian from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Buckingham Research raised shares of Hawaiian from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Hawaiian from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Hawaiian from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $48.42.
Hawaiian Holdings, Inc is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the scheduled air transportation of passengers and cargo amongst the Hawaiian Islands (the Neighbor Island routes), between the Hawaiian Islands and certain cities in the United States (the North America routes), and between the Hawaiian Islands and the South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Asia (the International routes), collectively referred to as its Scheduled Operations.
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