News articles about Dana (NYSE:DAN) have been trending positive recently, according to AlphaOne. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Dana earned a news sentiment score of 0.31 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Alpha One’s rankings:
- UFC On FOX 24 Bonuses, Demetrious Johnson’s Incredible Run, Dana White’s Thoughts (wrestlinginc.com)
- Royal Bank of Canada Reiterates Buy Rating for Dana Inc (DAN) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Dana Woldow, SF crusader for healthy school lunches, dies at 65 (sfgate.com)
- “The Three Keys” Series by Dana Alexander Weaves a Mythological Story (thegeekiary.com)
- Dana Inc Valuation – Initial Coverage $DAN (moderngraham.com)
Shares of Dana (NYSE:DAN) traded up 1.54% during trading on Monday, hitting $17.84. 565,725 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $18.76 and its 200 day moving average price is $17.94. Dana has a one year low of $9.80 and a one year high of $20.62.
Dana (NYSE:DAN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 9th. The company reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.19. The firm had revenue of $1.45 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.39 billion. Dana had a return on equity of 29.73% and a net margin of 10.98%. Dana’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.34 EPS. On average, equities analysts forecast that Dana will post $1.79 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 24th. Investors of record on Friday, March 3rd were given a dividend of $0.06 per share. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.37%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 1st. Dana’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 5.47%.
Several brokerages have commented on DAN. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Dana from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 3rd. TheStreet upgraded shares of Dana from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 9th. FBR & Co reiterated a “market perform” rating and issued a $17.00 price target on shares of Dana in a research note on Friday, February 10th. Barclays PLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $22.00 price target on shares of Dana in a research note on Wednesday, January 11th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $24.00 price target on shares of Dana in a research note on Tuesday, January 3rd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $21.00.
In related news, Director Mark A. Schulz sold 6,963 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.46, for a total transaction of $135,499.98. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 21,963 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $427,399.98. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Mark E. Wallace sold 83,984 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.60, for a total value of $1,646,086.40. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 190,817 shares in the company, valued at $3,740,013.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.80% of the company’s stock.
Dana Company Profile
Dana Incorporated, formerly Dana Holding Corporation, is a global provider of technology driveline, sealing and thermal-management products. The Company operates in four segments: Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies (Light Vehicle), Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies (Commercial Vehicle), Off-Highway Driveline Technologies (Off-Highway) and Power Technologies.
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