Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Hawaiian (HA) Share Price

News articles about Hawaiian (NASDAQ:HA) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hawaiian earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the transportation company an impact score of 46.1213834427816 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Hawaiian (NASDAQ HA) opened at $40.45 on Friday. Hawaiian has a 52-week low of $32.40 and a 52-week high of $60.90. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,172.33, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.11, a PEG ratio of 3.28 and a beta of 1.51. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 0.90 and a quick ratio of 0.90.

Hawaiian (NASDAQ:HA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 19th. The transportation company reported $1.92 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.85 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $719.56 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $721.00 million. Hawaiian had a return on equity of 41.49% and a net margin of 7.67%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.91 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Hawaiian will post 5.59 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a special dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Friday, November 17th were given a dividend of $0.12 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 16th. Hawaiian’s dividend payout ratio is presently 12.77%.

Hawaiian announced that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Tuesday, December 5th that authorizes the company to buyback $100.00 million in shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the transportation company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally an indication that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

Several research analysts have issued reports on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Hawaiian from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Buckingham Research reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Hawaiian in a research report on Thursday, November 23rd. Imperial Capital increased their price objective on Hawaiian from $72.00 to $74.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, November 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hawaiian from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Hawaiian from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, October 28th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Hawaiian has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $46.36.

In related news, EVP Peter R. Ingram sold 1,000 shares of Hawaiian stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.65, for a total transaction of $40,650.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 2.30% of the company’s stock.

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About Hawaiian

Hawaiian Holdings, Inc is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the scheduled air transportation of passengers and cargo amongst the Hawaiian Islands (the Neighbor Island routes), between the Hawaiian Islands and certain cities in the United States (the North America routes), and between the Hawaiian Islands and the South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Asia (the International routes), collectively referred to as its Scheduled Operations.

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