News headlines about JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. JetBlue Airways earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 46.8584234181093 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) – Technical Secrets – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- Take These As A Wake-Up Call: JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU) – Market Breaking Point (press release) (journalfinance.net)
- JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU) Acts in Response on Unparallel Developments – Stock News Stop (stockmarketstop.com)
- Transportation Stocks Surge as Senate Passes Tax Bill (finance.yahoo.com)
- JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU) CEO Sells $42,760.00 in Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
Several brokerages have recently issued reports on JBLU. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of JetBlue Airways from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Morgan Stanley dropped their target price on shares of JetBlue Airways from $24.00 to $23.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of JetBlue Airways from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Stephens began coverage on shares of JetBlue Airways in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $22.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Deutsche Bank upped their target price on shares of JetBlue Airways from $26.00 to $27.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. JetBlue Airways currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.02.
JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The transportation company reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.03. JetBlue Airways had a net margin of 9.38% and a return on equity of 15.95%. The firm had revenue of $1.81 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.81 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.58 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that JetBlue Airways will post 1.74 earnings per share for the current year.
In other JetBlue Airways news, CEO Robin Hayes sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.56, for a total transaction of $37,120.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 402,362 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $7,467,838.72. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP George Martin J. St sold 2,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.79, for a total transaction of $46,975.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 22,785 shares of company stock valued at $441,492 over the last three months. 0.60% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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JetBlue Airways Company Profile
JetBlue Airways Corporation is a passenger carrier company. The Company provides air transportation services across the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America. Its segments include Domestic, and Caribbean & Latin America. It operates various kinds of aircrafts, including Airbus A321, Airbus A320 and Embraer E190.
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