News coverage about CAE (NYSE:CAE) (TSE:CAE) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CAE earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the aerospace company an impact score of 45.9944532148256 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Global CAE Software Market Outlook 2018-2022: ANSYS, Dassault Systemes, Autodesk, BETA CAE Systems (newsofsoftware.com)
- CAE Inc. (CAE): Intraday Industrial Goods Mover: (stocksgeeks.com)
- Global Military Virtual Training Market by 2023: Boeing, CAE Inc, Thales, Lockheed Martin and FlightSafety International (businessservices24.com)
- Global CAE Software Market by 2023: Dassault Systemes, Alatir, MSC Software, ANSYS and Hexagon AB (theanalystfinancial.com)
- $0.24 EPS Expected for Cae Inc (CAE) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
CAE has been the subject of a number of research reports. Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of CAE from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, February 12th. ValuEngine raised shares of CAE from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of CAE from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $22.00.
CAE (NYSE:CAE) (TSE:CAE) last announced its earnings results on Friday, February 9th. The aerospace company reported $0.22 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22. CAE had a net margin of 11.31% and a return on equity of 13.03%. The business had revenue of $704.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $729.98 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.26 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that CAE will post 0.84 EPS for the current fiscal year.
CAE announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Friday, February 9th that allows the company to repurchase 5,350,000 shares. This repurchase authorization allows the aerospace company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 15th were issued a $0.071 dividend. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.49%. This is a boost from CAE’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.07. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 14th. CAE’s dividend payout ratio is presently 36.71%.
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CAE Company Profile
CAE Inc provides training for the civil aviation, defense and security, and healthcare markets. The Company designs and integrates training solutions. It operates through three segments: Civil Aviation Training Solutions, Defense and Security, and Healthcare. The Company provides training solutions for flight, cabin, maintenance and ground personnel in commercial, business and helicopter aviation, a range of flight simulation training devices, as well as ab initio pilot training and crew sourcing services.
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