Media coverage about Hawaiian (NASDAQ:HA) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hawaiian earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines 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 stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Hawaii movie ‘Kuleana’ opens with cast and crew Q&A (hawaiinewsnow.com)
- Hawaiian ranks 2nd in latest on-time report (staradvertiser.com)
- BMO turning Hawaiian for the Rockford IceHogs’ next game. (mystateline.com)
- Spending bill good for Hawaii (thegardenisland.com)
- CRACKIN’ KITCHEN Expands Its Hawaiian-Cajun Seafood Concept To The Mainland With Grand Opening In Old … (markets.businessinsider.com)
Shares of HA stock traded up $0.35 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $38.70. The company had a trading volume of 1,108,139 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,117,533. Hawaiian has a 52-week low of $32.40 and a 52-week high of $59.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a quick ratio of 0.79 and a current ratio of 0.79. The company has a market capitalization of $1,906.16, a PE ratio of 5.65, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.11 and a beta of 1.54.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 14th were given a dividend of $0.12 per share. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.24%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, February 13th. Hawaiian’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 7.01%.
Hawaiian declared that its board has authorized a share buyback plan on Tuesday, December 5th that permits the company to buyback $100.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization permits the transportation company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually a sign that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.
A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of Hawaiian from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. 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 report on Thursday, March 8th. BidaskClub cut shares of Hawaiian from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on shares of Hawaiian from $40.00 to $45.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, Argus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $61.00 price target on shares of Hawaiian in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $48.42.
In related news, Director Donald J. Carty purchased 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 16th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $37.79 per share, for a total transaction of $188,950.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 18,675 shares in the company, valued at approximately $705,728.25. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 2.30% of the company’s stock.
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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