News headlines about Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Orbital ATK earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the aerospace company an impact score of 46.0354929738673 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Several brokerages recently weighed in on OA. Zacks Investment Research raised Orbital ATK from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $148.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. FIG Partners raised Orbital ATK to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. ValuEngine raised Orbital ATK from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. TheStreet lowered Orbital ATK from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. Finally, Cowen reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $134.50 target price on shares of Orbital ATK in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $126.21.
Orbital ATK (NYSE OA) traded down $0.19 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $132.12. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 248,581 shares, compared to its average volume of 472,056. The company has a quick ratio of 1.59, a current ratio of 1.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67. Orbital ATK has a one year low of $93.50 and a one year high of $134.59. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,620.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.74, a PEG ratio of 2.19 and a beta of 0.40.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 12th were given a $0.32 dividend. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 9th. Orbital ATK’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 23.97%.
In other Orbital ATK news, Director Harrison H. Schmitt sold 1,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $131.60, for a total value of $197,400.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Thomas E. Mccabe sold 248 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $132.49, for a total value of $32,857.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.
Orbital ATK Company Profile
Orbital ATK, Inc is an aerospace and defense systems company and supplier of related products to the United States Government, allied nations, prime contractors and other customers. The Company’s segments include Flight Systems Group, Defense Systems Group, Space Systems Group and Corporate. Its products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; satellites and associated components and services; tactical missiles, subsystems and defense electronics, and precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition.
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