Arotech (ARTX) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

News stories about Arotech (NASDAQ:ARTX) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog 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. Arotech earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the aerospace company an impact score of 45.1068689832747 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Arotech (NASDAQ ARTX) opened at $3.55 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $93.70, a price-to-earnings ratio of -35.50 and a beta of 1.30. Arotech has a 12 month low of $2.80 and a 12 month high of $4.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a quick ratio of 1.70 and a current ratio of 2.17.

Arotech (NASDAQ:ARTX) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The aerospace company reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by ($0.04). The company had revenue of $25.93 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $24.48 million. Arotech had a positive return on equity of 3.27% and a negative net margin of 2.87%. analysts predict that Arotech will post 0.14 EPS for the current year.

A number of research firms have recently commented on ARTX. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Arotech from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $4.50 price objective on shares of Arotech in a research note on Friday, November 10th.

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About Arotech

Arotech Corporation is a defense and security products and services company, engaged in providing interactive simulation for military, law enforcement and commercial markets, and batteries and charging systems for the military, commercial and medical markets. The Company operates through two segments: Training and Simulation Division, and Power Systems Division.

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