Media headlines about Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Huntington Ingalls Industries earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the aerospace company an impact score of 45.7979421117981 out of 100, meaning that recent media 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 articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Zacks Investment Research Lowers Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)
- Barclays Initiates Coverage on Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Huntington Ingalls Industries: Valuation Risk But Great Moat (seekingalpha.com)
- 5 Value Gems for Investors to Sail Through Market Volatility (finance.yahoo.com)
NYSE HII opened at $257.76 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $11,338.86, a PE ratio of 24.67, a PEG ratio of 0.97 and a beta of 1.01. Huntington Ingalls Industries has a 52 week low of $183.42 and a 52 week high of $276.69. The company has a quick ratio of 1.45, a current ratio of 1.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 9th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 23rd were issued a dividend of $0.72 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 22nd. This represents a $2.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.12%. Huntington Ingalls Industries’s dividend payout ratio is 27.56%.
HII has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Huntington Ingalls Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $266.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. ValuEngine raised Huntington Ingalls Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Bank of America set a $335.00 price objective on Huntington Ingalls Industries and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Cowen restated a “buy” rating and set a $275.00 price objective on shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries in a research report on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “sell” rating and set a $230.00 price objective on shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries in a research report on Friday, February 16th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $266.67.
In other news, Director Philip M. Bilden acquired 4,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 22nd. The stock was purchased at an average price of $265.14 per share, for a total transaction of $1,060,560.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 142 shares in the company, valued at approximately $37,649.88. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP Jennifer R. Boykin sold 2,616 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $267.50, for a total value of $699,780.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 3,809 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,018,907.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have bought 6,800 shares of company stock valued at $1,794,184 and have sold 12,979 shares valued at $3,381,250. Insiders own 2.22% of the company’s stock.
About Huntington Ingalls Industries
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc is a military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. The Company’s business consists of the design, construction, repair and maintenance of nuclear-powered ships and non-nuclear ships for the United States Navy and coastal defense surface ships for the United States Coast Guard, as well as the refueling and overhaul and inactivation of nuclear-powered ships for the United States Navy.
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