Media stories about Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica (NYSE:ERJ) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the aerospace company an impact score of 46.098567637428 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) cut shares of Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $26.00 to $18.00 in a research report on Thursday. BidaskClub raised shares of Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Cowen and Company reissued a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 price objective on shares of Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $21.60.

Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica (NYSE ERJ) traded up 0.24% during trading on Friday, hitting $20.82. 1,398,211 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $19.53 and a 200-day moving average of $20.94. Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica has a 52 week low of $17.06 and a 52 week high of $24.95. The stock has a market cap of $15.30 billion, a P/E ratio of 55.67 and a beta of 0.37.

Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica (NYSE:ERJ) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The aerospace company reported $0.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.18. Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica had a net margin of 4.15% and a return on equity of 11.02%. The company had revenue of $1.77 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.62 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.24 earnings per share. Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica’s quarterly revenue was up 29.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica will post $1.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a special dividend, which was paid on Thursday, July 20th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 15th were given a dividend of $0.0489 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, June 13th. Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica’s dividend payout ratio is currently 14.69%.

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