News stories about TransDigm Group (NYSE:TDG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TransDigm Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the aerospace company an impact score of 45.5921067125917 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

TransDigm Group (NYSE TDG) traded up $4.99 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $292.50. 388,220 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 464,511. The company has a market capitalization of $15,210.00, a PE ratio of 34.62, a PEG ratio of 2.31 and a beta of 0.62. TransDigm Group has a 12-month low of $203.72 and a 12-month high of $295.00. The company has a current ratio of 2.45, a quick ratio of 1.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.86.

TransDigm Group (NYSE:TDG) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The aerospace company reported $3.48 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.18 by $0.30. The firm had revenue of $923.89 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $959.77 million. TransDigm Group had a net margin of 12.44% and a negative return on equity of 30.13%. The company’s revenue was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $3.29 earnings per share. analysts expect that TransDigm Group will post 12.73 EPS for the current year.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of TransDigm Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Jefferies Group cut shares of TransDigm Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and decreased their price objective for the company from $322.00 to $280.00 in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. Credit Suisse Group lifted their price objective on shares of TransDigm Group from $294.54 to $320.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Wolfe Research raised shares of TransDigm Group from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut shares of TransDigm Group from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $297.17.

In other TransDigm Group news, CEO W Nicholas Howley sold 63,776 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $268.60, for a total transaction of $17,130,233.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Raymond F. Laubenthal sold 6,000 shares of TransDigm Group stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $277.48, for a total transaction of $1,664,880.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 75,818 shares in the company, valued at approximately $21,037,978.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 98,648 shares of company stock worth $26,439,672. Insiders own 10.52% of the company’s stock.

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TransDigm Group Company Profile

TransDigm Group Incorporated is a designer, producer and supplier of engineered aircraft components for use on commercial and military aircraft in service. The Company operates through three segments: Power & Control, Airframe and Non-aviation. The Power & Control segment includes operations that primarily develop, produce and market systems and components that provide power to or control power of the aircraft utilizing electronic, fluid, power and mechanical motion control technologies.

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