News headlines about China Southern Airlines (NYSE:ZNH) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. China Southern Airlines earned a daily sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the transportation company an impact score of 46.4315470307304 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

NYSE:ZNH opened at $32.85 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25, a current ratio of 0.25 and a quick ratio of 0.22. China Southern Airlines has a 1-year low of $29.63 and a 1-year high of $70.52. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.57 billion, a P/E ratio of 8.53 and a beta of 1.46.

The business also recently declared an annual dividend, which was paid on Monday, July 23rd. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 20th were given a $0.684 dividend. This is a positive change from China Southern Airlines’s previous annual dividend of $0.64. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, June 19th. This represents a dividend yield of 1.23%. China Southern Airlines’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 17.66%.

ZNH has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised China Southern Airlines from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, May 11th. ValuEngine lowered China Southern Airlines from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, June 2nd. Goldman Sachs Group raised China Southern Airlines from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, July 5th. Finally, Daiwa Capital Markets raised China Southern Airlines from a “sell” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, August 6th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $55.00.

China Southern Airlines Company Profile

China Southern Airlines Company Limited provides airlines transportation services in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Airline Transportation Operations and Other. It offers passenger, cargo, mail delivery, and other extended transportation services.

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