Atlas Air Worldwide (AAWW) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.18

Headlines about Atlas Air Worldwide (NASDAQ:AAWW) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Atlas Air Worldwide earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the transportation company an impact score of 45.0579313287229 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Atlas Air Worldwide (AAWW) opened at $57.30 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $1,450.00, a PE ratio of 34.94 and a beta of 1.38. The company has a current ratio of 0.66, a quick ratio of 0.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.21. Atlas Air Worldwide has a 52-week low of $45.45 and a 52-week high of $68.70.

Atlas Air Worldwide (NASDAQ:AAWW) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The transportation company reported $1.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.13 by ($0.05). The company had revenue of $535.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $521.29 million. Atlas Air Worldwide had a return on equity of 8.14% and a net margin of 2.06%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 19.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.09 EPS. analysts forecast that Atlas Air Worldwide will post 4.58 earnings per share for the current year.

AAWW has been the topic of several analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of Atlas Air Worldwide from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Atlas Air Worldwide from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Stifel Nicolaus raised shares of Atlas Air Worldwide from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $69.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. BidaskClub raised shares of Atlas Air Worldwide from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, December 21st. Finally, Cowen reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Atlas Air Worldwide in a report on Thursday, October 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $70.00.

In related news, CEO William J. Flynn sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $64.50, for a total transaction of $322,500.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CFO Spencer Schwartz sold 4,027 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.75, for a total transaction of $240,613.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 24,222 shares of company stock worth $1,491,498. 2.50% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Atlas Air Worldwide

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc is a holding company. The Company provides outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services throughout the world, serving Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America through contractual service arrangements, including those through which it provides aircraft to customers and value-added services, including crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI), as well as those through which it provides crew, maintenance and insurance, but not the aircraft (CMI); cargo and passenger charter services (Charter), and dry leasing aircraft and engines (Dry Leasing).

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