Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Hawaiian (HA) Stock Price
News articles about Hawaiian (NASDAQ:HA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hawaiian earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the transportation company an impact score of 47.1093967529572 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Hawaiian Holdings Inc (HA) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- 2 Stocks to Buy During the Market Meltdown (finance.yahoo.com)
- How Did Hawaiian Holdings Inc’s (NASDAQ:HA) 47.86% ROE Fare Against The Industry? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Free Post Earnings Research Report: Hawaiian Holdings’ Q4 Top-Line Grew 8.5% Y-O-Y (finance.yahoo.com)
Several equities analysts have issued reports on HA shares. Imperial Capital boosted their price objective on shares of Hawaiian from $75.00 to $80.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 30th. Buckingham Research reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Hawaiian in a research note on Thursday, November 23rd. BidaskClub raised shares of Hawaiian from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. ValuEngine cut shares of Hawaiian from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Argus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $61.00 price objective on shares of Hawaiian in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Hawaiian currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $48.36.
Hawaiian (NASDAQ:HA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 29th. The transportation company reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.10. Hawaiian had a net margin of 13.51% and a return on equity of 38.73%. The business had revenue of $686.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $686.00 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.28 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Hawaiian will post 5.21 earnings per share for the current year.
Hawaiian declared that its board has authorized a share buyback program on Tuesday, December 5th that authorizes the company to buyback $100.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the transportation company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often an indication that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.12 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 13th. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.25%. Hawaiian’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 7.00%.
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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