Media coverage about Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises (NYSE:BW) has been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises earned a media sentiment score of 0.33 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 43.8048914457261 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- US $43m in contract awards follow acquisition of Braden to boost INNOVA’s growth into 2018 (environmental-expert.com)
- Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc (BW) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Really worthy stock- Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (BW) – Nasdaq Fortune (press release) (nasdaqfortune.com)
- Troubled Babcock & Wilcox negotiates truce with activist investor (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises (BW) traded up $0.13 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $5.86. 775,800 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 956,389. The firm has a market cap of $258.13, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.82 and a beta of 1.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 1.03 and a current ratio of 1.17. Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises has a 52 week low of $1.61 and a 52 week high of $17.50.
A number of research firms have weighed in on BW. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $7.18.
About Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc is a technology-based provider of fossil and renewable power generation and environmental equipment that includes a suite of boiler products and environmental systems, and services for power and industrial uses. The Company operates in three segments: Power, Renewable and Industrial.
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