News stories about Alexander & Baldwin (NYSE:ALEX) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Alexander & Baldwin earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.8758278088184 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- Sentinel High School (missoulian.com)
- Baldwin Center senior calendar: June 15-21 (stratfordstar.com)
- Shidler taps Carbon Lighthouse to cut energy usage at Honolulu complex (bizjournals.com)
- Orlando Police ID man they say stole police car, crashed into utility pole in College Park (orlandosentinel.com)
- Fox Chapel Area High School Class of 2018 (triblive.com)
Shares of Alexander & Baldwin opened at $20.91 on Thursday, MarketBeat reports. Alexander & Baldwin has a 12-month low of $20.83 and a 12-month high of $46.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 1.35 and a quick ratio of 1.35.
Separately, JMP Securities raised Alexander & Baldwin from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th.
In related news, Director David C. Hulihee sold 8,101 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.56, for a total value of $182,758.56. Following the sale, the director now owns 971,117 shares in the company, valued at approximately $21,908,399.52. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Stanley M. Kuriyama sold 6,300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.26, for a total value of $133,938.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 393,839 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,373,017.14. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 37,604 shares of company stock valued at $833,976. Company insiders own 6.70% of the company’s stock.
Alexander & Baldwin Company Profile
Alexander & Baldwin, Inc is a Hawai`i corporation, and has elected to qualify as a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) beginning with the 2017 tax year. A&B owns, operates and manages 4.1 million square feet of retail, industrial and office space primarily in Hawai`i and on the U.S. Mainland, and is the largest owner of grocery/drug-anchored retail centers in Hawai`i.
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