News articles about CAE (NYSE:CAE) (TSE:CAE) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CAE earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the aerospace company an impact score of 43.780225993292 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on CAE shares. BMO Capital Markets upgraded shares of CAE from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $23.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 30th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. BidaskClub lowered shares of CAE from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of CAE from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $19.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 31st. Finally, TD Securities lowered shares of CAE from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. CAE currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.67.

CAE (NYSE:CAE) opened at 16.60 on Thursday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $16.54 and its 200-day moving average is $16.15. The firm has a market cap of $4.47 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.62 and a beta of 0.87. CAE has a one year low of $13.75 and a one year high of $17.88.

CAE (NYSE:CAE) (TSE:CAE) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 10th. The aerospace company reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.19 by ($0.01). CAE had a net margin of 8.96% and a return on equity of 13.24%. The business had revenue of $699.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $699.76 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.26 EPS. CAE’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts expect that CAE will post $0.88 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Investors of record on Friday, September 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.071 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.71%. This is a positive change from CAE’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.06. CAE’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 41.43%.

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CAE Company Profile

CAE Inc provides training for the civil aviation, defense and security, and healthcare markets. The Company designs and integrates training solutions. It operates through three segments: Civil Aviation Training Solutions, Defense and Security, and Healthcare. The Company provides training solutions for flight, cabin, maintenance and ground personnel in commercial, business and helicopter aviation, a range of flight simulation training devices, as well as ab initio pilot training and crew sourcing services.

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