Curtiss-Wright (CW) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

Media headlines about Curtiss-Wright (NYSE:CW) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty 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. Curtiss-Wright earned a coverage optimism score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the aerospace company an impact score of 45.5573076009409 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Curtiss-Wright (NYSE:CW) traded up $0.72 on Monday, hitting $124.02. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 218,302 shares, compared to its average volume of 162,280. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,441.15, a PE ratio of 25.73, a PEG ratio of 1.92 and a beta of 1.26. Curtiss-Wright has a 12 month low of $82.77 and a 12 month high of $125.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55, a quick ratio of 1.48 and a current ratio of 2.08.

Curtiss-Wright (NYSE:CW) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The aerospace company reported $1.43 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.21. Curtiss-Wright had a return on equity of 15.60% and a net margin of 9.70%. The business had revenue of $567.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $539.28 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.02 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 12.0% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that Curtiss-Wright will post 4.75 EPS for the current year.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on CW shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Curtiss-Wright from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on Curtiss-Wright in a report on Monday, September 18th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $100.00 target price on the stock. Robert W. Baird started coverage on Curtiss-Wright in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $149.00 target price on the stock. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $125.00 target price on shares of Curtiss-Wright in a report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Curtiss-Wright in a report on Friday, October 27th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Curtiss-Wright presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $129.86.

In related news, Director Albert E. Smith sold 1,700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $122.35, for a total value of $207,995.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, VP Paul J. Ferdenzi sold 2,651 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $111.00, for a total value of $294,261.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 52,941 shares of company stock worth $6,263,846. Insiders own 1.10% of the company’s stock.

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About Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a manufacturing and service company that designs, manufactures, and overhauls precision components and provides engineered products and services to the aerospace, defense, power generation and general industrial markets. The Company operates through three segments: Commercial/Industrial, Defense and Power.

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