Negative News Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact BAE Systems (LON:BA) Stock Price

Media stories about BAE Systems (LON:BA) have been trending negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. BAE Systems earned a media sentiment score of -2.26 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned press coverage about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected BAE Systems’ ranking:

Several brokerages recently commented on BA. UBS Group reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of BAE Systems in a report on Thursday, September 12th. Berenberg Bank boosted their price target on shares of BAE Systems from GBX 560 ($7.32) to GBX 655 ($8.56) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 5th. Barclays reissued an “equal weight” rating and issued a GBX 550 ($7.19) price target on shares of BAE Systems in a report on Monday, September 9th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 530 ($6.93) price target on shares of BAE Systems in a report on Wednesday, July 17th. Finally, Deutsche Bank cut their price target on shares of BAE Systems from GBX 690 ($9.02) to GBX 685 ($8.95) and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Monday, August 12th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. BAE Systems currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 585.89 ($7.66).

Shares of BA opened at GBX 535 ($6.99) on Tuesday. BAE Systems has a 52-week low of GBX 439.40 ($5.74) and a 52-week high of GBX 590.80 ($7.72). The company has a quick ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 90.79. The firm’s fifty day moving average is GBX 558.04 and its two-hundred day moving average is GBX 514.44. The stock has a market cap of $17.20 billion and a PE ratio of 12.92.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 2nd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 17th will be paid a dividend of GBX 9.40 ($0.12) per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 17th. This represents a yield of 1.7%. BAE Systems’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 0.46%.

BAE Systems Company Profile

BAE Systems plc operates as a defense, aerospace, and security company worldwide. Its Electronic Systems segment offers electronic warfare systems and electro-optical sensors, military and commercial digital engine and flight controls, precision guidance and seeker solutions, military communication systems and data links, persistent surveillance systems, and hybrid electric drive systems.

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