Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) Share Price

Headlines about Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Huntington Ingalls Industries earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the aerospace company an impact score of 46.5426950755487 out of 100, indicating 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 headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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A number of brokerages have weighed in on HII. Credit Suisse Group dropped their target price on shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries from $335.00 to $328.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Monday. Barclays began coverage on shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries in a research note on Thursday, March 29th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $309.00 target price for the company. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and issued a $271.00 target price (up from $242.00) on shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. ValuEngine raised shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 17th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $230.00 target price on shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries in a research note on Friday, February 16th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Huntington Ingalls Industries has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $276.33.

Shares of NYSE HII traded down $2.03 during trading on Friday, reaching $263.56. The company had a trading volume of 215,860 shares, compared to its average volume of 638,738. Huntington Ingalls Industries has a 52 week low of $183.42 and a 52 week high of $276.69. The company has a market cap of $11,814.49, a PE ratio of 21.71, a P/E/G ratio of 1.01 and a beta of 0.99. The company has a current ratio of 1.58, a quick ratio of 1.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73.

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The aerospace company reported $3.11 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.93 by $0.18. Huntington Ingalls Industries had a net margin of 6.44% and a return on equity of 31.01%. The company had revenue of $2 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.94 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $4.20 EPS. Huntington Ingalls Industries’s revenue was up 3.9% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Huntington Ingalls Industries will post 17.38 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, VP Brian J. Cuccias sold 2,858 shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $256.61, for a total transaction of $733,391.38. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director Philip M. Bilden purchased 4,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 22nd. The shares were acquired at an average price of $265.14 per share, with a total value of $1,060,560.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 142 shares in the company, valued at $37,649.88. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have bought 6,800 shares of company stock valued at $1,794,184 and have sold 12,979 shares valued at $3,381,250. 2.22% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc engages in the designing, building, overhauling, and repairing military ships in the United States. It operates through three segments: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Newport News Shipbuilding, and Technical Solutions. The company is involved in the design and construction of non-nuclear ships comprising amphibious assault ships that include deck amphibious ships and transport dock ships; surface combatants; and national security cutters for the U.S.

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