News headlines about Copa Holdings, (NYSE:CPA) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. 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. Copa Holdings, earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 46.9496792749809 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of research analysts have commented on CPA shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Copa Holdings, from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $130.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. ValuEngine lowered Copa Holdings, from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 11th. BidaskClub lowered Copa Holdings, from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 23rd. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $137.00 price objective (up from $134.00) on shares of Copa Holdings, in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $108.54.

Copa Holdings, (NYSE CPA) opened at 121.12 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $5.14 billion, a PE ratio of 15.61 and a beta of 1.80. Copa Holdings, has a one year low of $75.74 and a one year high of $133.70. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $124.35 and a 200-day moving average price of $113.58.

Copa Holdings, (NYSE:CPA) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The transportation company reported $1.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.48. Copa Holdings, had a return on equity of 15.23% and a net margin of 14.17%. The firm had revenue of $578.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $567.47 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.51 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 16.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts expect that Copa Holdings, will post $8.56 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, August 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.75 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 29th. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.48%. This is a positive change from Copa Holdings,’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.51. Copa Holdings,’s payout ratio is 25.79%.

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Copa Holdings, Company Profile

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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