Orbital ATK (OA) Earns Media Impact Score of 0.19

News articles about Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Orbital ATK earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the aerospace company an impact score of 45.2426103317138 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

OA has been the subject of several analyst reports. SunTrust Banks downgraded Orbital ATK from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $106.00 price target for the company. in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Wells Fargo & Company downgraded Orbital ATK from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. CL King downgraded Orbital ATK from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. ValuEngine upgraded Orbital ATK from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Orbital ATK from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $122.06.

Shares of Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) traded down $0.28 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $132.49. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 403,183 shares, compared to its average volume of 432,733. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,630.70, a PE ratio of 22.81, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.36 and a beta of -0.24. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66, a current ratio of 1.87 and a quick ratio of 1.66. Orbital ATK has a fifty-two week low of $82.44 and a fifty-two week high of $134.59.

Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The aerospace company reported $1.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.56 by $0.19. The business had revenue of $1.22 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.15 billion. Orbital ATK had a return on equity of 17.32% and a net margin of 6.62%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.15 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Orbital ATK will post 6.23 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 16th were given a dividend of $0.32 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 15th. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.97%. Orbital ATK’s payout ratio is currently 23.79%.

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Orbital ATK Company Profile

Orbital ATK, Inc is an aerospace and defense systems company and supplier of related products to the United States Government, allied nations, prime contractors and other customers. The Company’s segments include Flight Systems Group, Defense Systems Group, Space Systems Group and Corporate. Its products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; satellites and associated components and services; tactical missiles, subsystems and defense electronics, and precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition.

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