Press coverage about Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Huntington Ingalls Industries earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the aerospace company an impact score of 46.1594505438502 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

NYSE HII opened at $248.61 on Tuesday. Huntington Ingalls Industries has a fifty-two week low of $201.91 and a fifty-two week high of $276.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a current ratio of 1.43 and a quick ratio of 1.31. The company has a market capitalization of $10.30 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.48, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.93 and a beta of 0.97.

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 2nd. The aerospace company reported $5.40 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $4.21 by $1.19. Huntington Ingalls Industries had a return on equity of 39.78% and a net margin of 7.84%. The business had revenue of $2.02 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.88 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $3.21 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 8.7% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Huntington Ingalls Industries will post 16.98 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 31st will be given a $0.72 dividend. This represents a $2.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 30th. Huntington Ingalls Industries’s dividend payout ratio is currently 23.72%.

Several research firms have weighed in on HII. Credit Suisse Group dropped their price objective on Huntington Ingalls Industries from $328.00 to $301.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, May 4th. Vertical Research began coverage on Huntington Ingalls Industries in a report on Tuesday, June 26th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. Wells Fargo & Co upgraded Huntington Ingalls Industries from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, May 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Huntington Ingalls Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $262.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, August 3rd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus dropped their price objective on Huntington Ingalls Industries from $230.00 to $200.00 and set a “sell” rating for the company in a report on Friday, May 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. Huntington Ingalls Industries presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $268.78.

In other news, VP Jerri F. Dickseski sold 270 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $225.00, for a total value of $60,750.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 35,291 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,940,475. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP D R. Wyatt sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $222.67, for a total value of $222,670.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 20,170 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,491,253.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.32% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Huntington Ingalls Industries Company Profile

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc engages in the designing, building, overhauling, and repairing military ships in the United States. It operates through three segments: Ingalls Shipbuilding, Newport News Shipbuilding, and Technical Solutions. The company is involved in the design and construction of non-nuclear ships comprising amphibious assault ships that include deck amphibious ships and transport dock ships; surface combatants; and national security cutters for the U.S.

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