Media stories about Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Aerojet Rocketdyne earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the aerospace company an impact score of 46.0429545583571 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE AJRD) opened at $31.81 on Monday. Aerojet Rocketdyne has a twelve month low of $17.69 and a twelve month high of $36.25. The firm has a market cap of $2,390.00, a P/E ratio of 37.87, a P/E/G ratio of 4.83 and a beta of 1.41. The company has a quick ratio of 1.38, a current ratio of 1.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.94.

Aerojet Rocketdyne (NYSE:AJRD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The aerospace company reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by ($0.03). Aerojet Rocketdyne had a net margin of 3.24% and a return on equity of 60.91%. The business had revenue of $484.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $487.48 million. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Aerojet Rocketdyne will post 0.84 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on AJRD. CL King upgraded shares of Aerojet Rocketdyne from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 22nd. BidaskClub lowered shares of Aerojet Rocketdyne from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Jefferies Group lowered shares of Aerojet Rocketdyne from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $35.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Aerojet Rocketdyne from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Finally, SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and issued a $40.00 price objective on shares of Aerojet Rocketdyne in a report on Friday, November 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $37.33.

In other Aerojet Rocketdyne news, Director Martin Turchin sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.73, for a total value of $307,300.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director James R. Henderson sold 53,234 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.97, for a total transaction of $1,595,422.98. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 113,341 shares in the company, valued at $3,396,829.77. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 88,235 shares of company stock worth $2,652,753. Company insiders own 2.70% of the company’s stock.

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About Aerojet Rocketdyne

GenCorp Inc, incorporated in 1915, is a manufacturer of aerospace and defense products and systems with a real estate segment that includes activities related to the re-zoning, entitlement, sale, and leasing of its excess real estate assets. The Company develops and manufactures propulsion systems for defense and space applications, and armaments for precision tactical and long range weapon systems applications.

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