News stories about Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Delta Air Lines earned a news sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 47.5054426036732 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- China urges hotels to review websites as “country” crackdown grows (finance.yahoo.com)
- Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) Director Francis S. Blake Purchases 3,350 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
- Envestnet Asset Management Inc. Raises Position in Delta Air Lines, Inc. (DAL) (nismagazine.com)
- Edited Transcript of DAL earnings conference call or presentation 11-Jan-18 3:00pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)
- U.S. airlines November on-time rates highest in 8 years (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) traded up $1.31 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $59.83. 12,261,426 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 8,160,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54, a current ratio of 0.43 and a quick ratio of 0.36. The company has a market capitalization of $42,660.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.11, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 1.30. Delta Air Lines has a 12 month low of $43.81 and a 12 month high of $60.50.
Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Sanford C. Bernstein set a $67.00 price objective on shares of Delta Air Lines and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday. Imperial Capital set a $65.00 price objective on shares of Delta Air Lines and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday. Stephens reissued a “buy” rating and set a $72.00 price objective on shares of Delta Air Lines in a report on Wednesday. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price objective (up from $75.00) on shares of Delta Air Lines in a report on Wednesday. Finally, Cowen decreased their price objective on shares of Delta Air Lines from $60.00 to $58.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, sixteen have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $65.53.
In other Delta Air Lines news, CEO Edward H. Bastian sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.79, for a total value of $1,055,800.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Peter W. Carter sold 19,809 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.42, for a total transaction of $998,769.78. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 67,077 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,382,022.34. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 249,197 shares of company stock valued at $13,797,192 over the last 90 days. 0.37% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Delta Air Lines Company Profile
Delta Air Lines, Inc provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo throughout the United States and across the world. The Company’s segments include Airline and Refinery. The Company’s route network is centered around a system of hub, international gateway and airports that the Company operates in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St.
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