Azul (AZUL) Earns Media Sentiment Score of 0.13

Press coverage about Azul (NYSE:AZUL) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Azul earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 45.0436736183785 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several brokerages recently issued reports on AZUL. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Azul from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. BidaskClub downgraded Azul from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Finally, Buckingham Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 price target (up previously from $33.00) on shares of Azul in a research report on Monday, September 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Azul has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.00.

Azul (AZUL) traded down $0.06 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $23.90. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 146,516 shares, compared to its average volume of 381,832. Azul has a 52-week low of $19.43 and a 52-week high of $29.43. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a current ratio of 0.70 and a quick ratio of 0.66.

Azul (NYSE:AZUL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.59 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.29 by $0.30. The firm had revenue of $2 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.04 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 15.1% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Azul will post 0.88 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Azul

Azul SA is a Brazil-based company engaged in the provision of passenger transportation services. The Company primarily acts as an airline operator under the Azul brand name. The Company provides scheduled flights between numerous cities in Brazil, including Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Curitiba, Manaus, Cuiaba, Fortaleza and Salvador, among others.

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