Press coverage about Embraer (NYSE:ERJ) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Embraer earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the aerospace company an impact score of 44.1350342116968 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on ERJ shares. TheStreet raised shares of Embraer from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Bank of America set a $27.00 price objective on shares of Embraer and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. ValuEngine raised shares of Embraer from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, November 4th. Credit Suisse Group lowered shares of Embraer to a “hold” rating and set a $25.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Finally, Deutsche Bank lowered shares of Embraer from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $23.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Embraer has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.67.

Embraer (NYSE ERJ) traded down $0.18 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $25.35. 1,240,301 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,450,000. Embraer has a 52-week low of $17.58 and a 52-week high of $27.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05, a current ratio of 2.67 and a quick ratio of 1.73. The firm has a market capitalization of $4,670.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.32, a PEG ratio of 1.60 and a beta of 0.32.

Embraer (NYSE:ERJ) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The aerospace company reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.11. Embraer had a net margin of 6.63% and a return on equity of 10.65%. The firm had revenue of $1.31 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.34 billion. equities research analysts expect that Embraer will post 1.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a special dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 2nd. Investors of record on Thursday, December 28th will be given a $0.1079 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, December 27th. This is a positive change from Embraer’s previous special dividend of $0.05. Embraer’s dividend payout ratio is 15.18%.

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