Headlines about Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE:SPR) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty 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. Spirit AeroSystems earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the aerospace company an impact score of 47.2444004690986 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- Bombardier confident in 2018 C Series deliveries after falling short last year (bizjournals.com)
- Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (SPR) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $1.65 Billion (americanbankingnews.com)
- Report: Airbus hits delivery target for 2017 (bizjournals.com)
- Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (SPR) Will Announce Earnings of $1.22 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
Several equities analysts have recently commented on SPR shares. Royal Bank of Canada set a $69.00 target price on Spirit AeroSystems and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Sunday, September 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Spirit AeroSystems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $89.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Citigroup reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $91.00 target price (up from $85.00) on shares of Spirit AeroSystems in a research note on Monday, October 9th. Credit Suisse Group increased their target price on Spirit AeroSystems from $88.00 to $97.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $86.00 target price on shares of Spirit AeroSystems in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $81.68.
Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE:SPR) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The aerospace company reported $1.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.26. Spirit AeroSystems had a return on equity of 31.14% and a net margin of 4.98%. The firm had revenue of $1.75 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.74 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.16 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Spirit AeroSystems will post 5.22 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 8th. Investors of record on Monday, December 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.44%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 15th. Spirit AeroSystems’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 14.08%.
In related news, Director Robert D. Johnson sold 500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $84.13, for a total transaction of $42,065.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,964 shares in the company, valued at $165,231.32. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, SVP Duane F. Hawkins sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.04, for a total value of $415,200.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 39,374 shares in the company, valued at $3,269,616.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.28% of the company’s stock.
About Spirit AeroSystems
Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc is a non-original equipment manufacturer (OEM), aircraft parts designer and manufacturer of commercial aero-structures. The Company is also a supplier of aero-structures. The Company operates through three segments: Fuselage Systems, Propulsion Systems and Wing Systems.
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