Headlines about Transdigm Group (NYSE:TDG) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Transdigm Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the aerospace company an impact score of 46.0386813645314 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on TDG shares. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $316.00 target price on shares of Transdigm Group in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a $330.00 target price on shares of Transdigm Group in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Jefferies Group cut shares of Transdigm Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and lowered their price objective for the stock from $322.00 to $280.00 in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $300.00 price objective on shares of Transdigm Group in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Transdigm Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $296.87.

Transdigm Group (NYSE:TDG) traded down $4.48 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $270.92. 326,490 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 778,266. The firm has a market cap of $14,369.46, a PE ratio of 23.22, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.34 and a beta of 0.50. Transdigm Group has a twelve month low of $203.72 and a twelve month high of $295.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.86, a quick ratio of 1.61 and a current ratio of 2.45.

Transdigm Group (NYSE:TDG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The aerospace company reported $3.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $3.18 by $0.30. Transdigm Group had a net margin of 12.44% and a negative return on equity of 30.13%. The business had revenue of $923.89 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $959.77 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $3.29 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that Transdigm Group will post 12.66 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Transdigm Group news, Director Raymond F. Laubenthal sold 6,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $277.48, for a total transaction of $1,664,880.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 75,818 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $21,037,978.64. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, VP Robert S. Henderson sold 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $263.74, for a total transaction of $3,956,100.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 98,648 shares of company stock worth $26,439,672 over the last three months. Insiders own 10.52% of the company’s stock.

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About Transdigm Group

TransDigm Group Incorporated is a designer, producer and supplier of engineered aircraft components for use on commercial and military aircraft in service. The Company operates through three segments: Power & Control, Airframe and Non-aviation. The Power & Control segment includes operations that primarily develop, produce and market systems and components that provide power to or control power of the aircraft utilizing electronic, fluid, power and mechanical motion control technologies.

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