Press coverage about Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hawaiian Holdings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 45.5009488497904 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Hawaiian Holdings (HA) opened at 42.50 on Thursday. Hawaiian Holdings has a 52-week low of $39.45 and a 52-week high of $60.90. The company has a market cap of $2.28 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.34 and a beta of 1.38. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $43.95 and its 200-day moving average price is $48.58.

Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The transportation company reported $1.58 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.53 by $0.05. Hawaiian Holdings had a return on equity of 44.12% and a net margin of 8.88%. The company had revenue of $675.33 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $676.59 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.21 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 13.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that Hawaiian Holdings will post $5.75 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts recently weighed in on HA shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hawaiian Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $62.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, May 17th. Credit Suisse Group started coverage on Hawaiian Holdings in a report on Monday, June 5th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $45.00 price target on the stock. Cowen and Company increased their price target on Hawaiian Holdings from $56.00 to $58.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 7th. Imperial Capital increased their price target on Hawaiian Holdings from $71.00 to $74.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, June 8th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG lowered Hawaiian Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and decreased their price target for the company from $63.00 to $59.00 in a report on Thursday, June 8th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $52.17.

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In other Hawaiian Holdings news, insider Mark B. Dunkerley sold 19,000 shares of Hawaiian Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.91, for a total value of $1,081,290.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 352,942 shares in the company, valued at $20,085,929.22. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Peter R. Ingram sold 5,000 shares of Hawaiian Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.62, for a total value of $283,100.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 202,911 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $11,488,820.82. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 30,500 shares of company stock worth $1,671,260. Corporate insiders own 2.30% of the company’s stock.

Hawaiian Holdings Company Profile

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.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA)

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