Press coverage about Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hawaiian Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the transportation company an impact score of 46.0234924806692 out of 100, meaning that recent press 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’s analysis:
- Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (HA) Rating Lowered to Strong Sell at BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
- ETFs with exposure to Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. : October 25, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Strong Earnings at Hawaiian Airlines: Can the Good Times Continue? – Motley Fool (fool.com)
- This Airline Is About to Pay a Dividend for the First Time. But Will It Help the Stock Price? (finance.yahoo.com)
Hawaiian Holdings (HA) traded up 0.44% on Friday, reaching $33.90. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,457,125 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $1.82 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.25 and a beta of 1.41. Hawaiian Holdings has a 1-year low of $32.95 and a 1-year high of $60.90. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $38.72 and a 200-day moving average price of $45.51.
Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 19th. The transportation company reported $1.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.85 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $719.56 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $721.00 million. Hawaiian Holdings had a net margin of 7.67% and a return on equity of 41.49%. Hawaiian Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.91 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Hawaiian Holdings will post $5.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a special dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Friday, November 17th will be issued a $0.12 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 16th.
HA has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. ValuEngine cut Hawaiian Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, September 7th. Macquarie initiated coverage on Hawaiian Holdings in a report on Monday, September 25th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $49.00 target price on the stock. BidaskClub cut Hawaiian Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded Hawaiian Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $40.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Cowen and Company reduced their target price on Hawaiian Holdings from $50.00 to $47.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $47.58.
In related news, EVP Peter R. Ingram sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.00, for a total value of $40,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 197,411 shares in the company, valued at $7,896,440. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders sold 3,000 shares of company stock valued at $122,430 over the last quarter. 2.30% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
Hawaiian Holdings Company Profile
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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