Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact JetBlue Airways (JBLU) Share Price
Media headlines about JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. 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. JetBlue Airways earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the transportation company an impact score of 45.9180481311306 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- BidaskClub Upgrades JetBlue Airways (JBLU) to “Hold” (americanbankingnews.com)
- JetBlue Announces Webcast of Fourth Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call (finance.yahoo.com)
- Investor’s Alert (Technicals Data Analysis) – JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- $1.73 Billion in Sales Expected for JetBlue Airways Co. (JBLU) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Optimistic Trending Companies: ON Semiconductor Corporation (ON), JetBlue Airways Corporation (JBLU) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
Several analysts recently commented on JBLU shares. Deutsche Bank lifted their price objective on JetBlue Airways from $26.00 to $27.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Imperial Capital reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $31.00 price objective on shares of JetBlue Airways in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Morgan Stanley reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a $20.00 price target (down previously from $21.00) on shares of JetBlue Airways in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Stephens started coverage on JetBlue Airways in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $22.00 price target for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised JetBlue Airways from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.09.
JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ:JBLU) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The transportation company reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.03. JetBlue Airways had a return on equity of 15.95% and a net margin of 9.38%. The business had revenue of $1.81 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.81 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.58 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that JetBlue Airways will post 1.77 earnings per share for the current year.
JetBlue Airways declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, December 13th that allows the company to repurchase $750.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization allows the transportation company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.
In other news, Director Joel Clinton Peterson sold 5,120 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.96, for a total value of $97,075.20. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 539,702 shares in the company, valued at $10,232,749.92. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Robin Hayes sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.38, for a total value of $42,760.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 398,535 shares in the company, valued at $8,520,678.30. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 16,665 shares of company stock worth $343,388 over the last 90 days. Company insiders own 0.60% of the company’s stock.
JetBlue Airways Company Profile
JetBlue Airways Corporation is a passenger carrier company. The Company provides air transportation services across the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America. Its segments include Domestic, and Caribbean & Latin America. It operates various kinds of aircrafts, including Airbus A321, Airbus A320 and Embraer E190.
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