Media stories about AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV) have been trending positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AeroVironment earned a daily sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the aerospace company an impact score of 45.1496099913704 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of AeroVironment (AVAV) traded up $1.97 during trading on Friday, reaching $47.98. The company had a trading volume of 327,911 shares, compared to its average volume of 292,608. AeroVironment has a 52-week low of $25.66 and a 52-week high of $58.99. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,190.00, a PE ratio of 37.78, a P/E/G ratio of 4.37 and a beta of 1.06.

AeroVironment (NASDAQ:AVAV) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, December 5th. The aerospace company reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.30. AeroVironment had a return on equity of 8.23% and a net margin of 10.42%. The firm had revenue of $73.83 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $63.53 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.18) earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 47.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that AeroVironment will post 0.7 EPS for the current fiscal year.

AVAV has been the topic of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded AeroVironment from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $64.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, December 8th. BidaskClub cut AeroVironment from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. TheStreet upgraded AeroVironment from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Friday, December 8th. Canaccord Genuity restated a “hold” rating and set a $50.00 price objective on shares of AeroVironment in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Finally, ValuEngine cut AeroVironment from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $42.40.

In other AeroVironment news, Chairman Timothy E. Conver sold 7,600 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.27, for a total transaction of $420,052.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 58,138 shares in the company, valued at $3,213,287.26. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Chairman Timothy E. Conver sold 3,800 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $56.90, for a total value of $216,220.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 58,138 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,308,052.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 41,800 shares of company stock worth $2,221,100. 11.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About AeroVironment

AeroVironment, Inc designs, develops, produces, supports and operates a portfolio of products and services for government agencies, businesses and consumers. The Company operates through two segments: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), which focuses primarily on the design, development, production, support and operation of UAS and tactical missile systems that provide situational awareness, multi-band communications, force protection and other mission effects, and Efficient Energy Systems (EES), which focuses primarily on the design, development, production, marketing, support and operation of electric energy systems.

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