Media coverage about Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog 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 media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 45.4851989902038 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ HA) opened at 42.20 on Wednesday. Hawaiian Holdings has a 52-week low of $39.45 and a 52-week high of $60.90. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $43.73 and a 200-day moving average price of $48.49. The firm has a market cap of $2.26 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.27 and a beta of 1.38.

Hawaiian Holdings (NASDAQ:HA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The transportation company reported $1.58 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.53 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $675.33 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $676.59 million. Hawaiian Holdings had a net margin of 8.88% and a return on equity of 44.12%. Hawaiian Holdings’s quarterly revenue was up 13.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.21 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect that Hawaiian Holdings will post $5.73 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have issued reports on the company. Imperial Capital lifted their price target on Hawaiian Holdings from $71.00 to $74.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 8th. Deutsche Bank AG downgraded Hawaiian Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and dropped their price target for the company from $63.00 to $59.00 in a research note on Thursday, June 8th. BidaskClub raised Hawaiian Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 9th. Citigroup Inc. lifted their price target on Hawaiian Holdings from $59.00 to $62.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, June 9th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus downgraded Hawaiian Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and dropped their price target for the company from $60.00 to $40.00 in a research note on Wednesday, June 14th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $52.17.

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In other news, Director Donald J. Carty bought 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 21st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $47.10 per share, for a total transaction of $141,300.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 13,675 shares in the company, valued at approximately $644,092.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Peter R. Ingram sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.78, for a total transaction of $41,780.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 198,411 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,289,611.58. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 30,500 shares of company stock worth $1,671,260. 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.

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