Media stories about Copa Holdings, (NYSE:CPA) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press 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 one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Copa Holdings, earned a daily sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 46.3654121548782 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Shares of Copa Holdings, (CPA) traded down $2.81 on Thursday, reaching $134.87. 244,200 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 312,164. The company has a quick ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 1.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.45. The company has a market capitalization of $5,680.00, a PE ratio of 17.86, a P/E/G ratio of 2.42 and a beta of 1.91. Copa Holdings, has a twelve month low of $87.69 and a twelve month high of $138.69.

Copa Holdings, (NYSE:CPA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The transportation company reported $2.38 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.32 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $657.17 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $644.36 million. Copa Holdings, had a net margin of 14.88% and a return on equity of 16.81%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 15.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.30 earnings per share. research analysts forecast that Copa Holdings, will post 8.6 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.75 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.22%. Copa Holdings,’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 38.66%.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on CPA. J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded shares of Copa Holdings, from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $155.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday. Cowen Inc boosted their price objective on shares of Copa Holdings, from $120.00 to $130.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. UBS Group AG raised shares of Copa Holdings, from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Copa Holdings, from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Bank of America Corporation cut their price target on shares of Copa Holdings, from $167.00 to $154.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $129.69.

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About Copa Holdings,

Copa Holdings, SA is a provider of airline passenger and cargo service through its principal operating subsidiaries, Compania Panamena de Aviacion, S. A. (Copa Airlines) and AeroRepublica, S. A. (Copa Colombia). The Company operates through air transportation segment. Copa Airlines operates from its position located in the Republic of Panama.

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