BWX Technologies (BWXT) Given Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.10

Headlines about BWX Technologies (NYSE:BWXT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring 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. BWX Technologies earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.9536568292084 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of BWX Technologies (NYSE BWXT) traded down $0.22 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $61.29. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 238,510 shares, compared to its average volume of 704,919. BWX Technologies has a one year low of $37.63 and a one year high of $62.85. The stock has a market cap of $6,139.17, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.42, a PEG ratio of 2.41 and a beta of 0.47. The company has a current ratio of 1.81, a quick ratio of 1.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.59.

BWX Technologies (NYSE:BWXT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The technology company reported $0.46 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.46. BWX Technologies had a return on equity of 88.05% and a net margin of 11.89%. The company had revenue of $419.36 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $420.39 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.39 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.5% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that BWX Technologies will post 2.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 13th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.11 per share. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.72%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 17th. BWX Technologies’s dividend payout ratio is presently 22.45%.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub lowered BWX Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 15th. ValuEngine raised BWX Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Robert W. Baird assumed coverage on BWX Technologies in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $70.00 target price on the stock. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $62.00 target price on shares of BWX Technologies in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Bank of America reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $55.00 target price on shares of BWX Technologies in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $61.67.

In other BWX Technologies news, insider Harbour Group L.P. Blue sold 1,992,829 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $53.20, for a total transaction of $106,018,502.80. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, Chairman John A. Fees sold 21,453 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.21, for a total value of $1,291,685.13. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 87,919 shares in the company, valued at $5,293,602.99. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 2,016,282 shares of company stock worth $107,429,118. Corporate insiders own 0.76% of the company’s stock.

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About BWX Technologies

BWX Technologies, Inc is a manufacturer of nuclear components and a service provider. The Company’s businesses focus on the design, engineering and manufacture of precision naval nuclear components, reactors and nuclear fuel for the United States Government. Its segments include Nuclear Operations, Technical Services, Nuclear Energy and Other.

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