Media headlines about BWX Technologies (NYSE:BWXT) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BWX Technologies earned a news sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the technology company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

BWX Technologies (BWXT) traded up 0.15% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $53.06. 1,205,220 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $49.51 and a 200-day moving average price of $47.21. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.26 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.88 and a beta of 0.45. BWX Technologies has a 12-month low of $36.16 and a 12-month high of $53.60.

BWX Technologies (NYSE:BWXT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 1st. The technology company reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $428.23 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $391.71 million. BWX Technologies had a return on equity of 98.16% and a net margin of 11.63%. BWX Technologies’s quarterly revenue was up 17.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.44 EPS. Equities analysts predict that BWX Technologies will post $1.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have commented on BWXT. BidaskClub raised shares of BWX Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of BWX Technologies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Sidoti reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $62.00 price target on shares of BWX Technologies in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st. Finally, Credit Suisse Group assumed coverage on shares of BWX Technologies in a research report on Friday, June 9th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $51.00 price target for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $51.50.

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In other BWX Technologies news, insider Harbour Group L.P. Blue sold 3,295,098 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.43, for a total value of $156,286,498.14. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.76% of the company’s stock.

About BWX Technologies

BWX Technologies, Inc is a manufacturer of nuclear components and a service provider. The Company’s businesses focus on the design, engineering and manufacture of precision naval nuclear components, reactors and nuclear fuel for the United States Government. Its segments include Nuclear Operations, Technical Services, Nuclear Energy and Other.

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