News articles about Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog 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. Huntington Ingalls Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the aerospace company an impact score of 46.3292291639269 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.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc (HII) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Bell-Boeing JV Wins $23M Deal to Support V-22 Test Aircraft – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- How To YieldBoost Huntington Ingalls Industries To 8.6% Using Options (nasdaq.com)
- Active Mover – Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HII) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
A number of analysts have weighed in on HII shares. ValuEngine upgraded Huntington Ingalls Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Huntington Ingalls Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $282.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, November 10th. Cowen reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $225.00 price target on shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries in a report on Friday, October 6th. Credit Suisse Group restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $241.00 target price (up from $211.00) on shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, Citigroup restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $233.00 target price (up from $224.00) on shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries in a research note on Monday, October 9th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Huntington Ingalls Industries has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $222.57.
Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The aerospace company reported $3.27 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.78 by $0.49. The company had revenue of $1.86 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.80 billion. Huntington Ingalls Industries had a return on equity of 33.37% and a net margin of 8.31%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $2.27 EPS. equities research analysts predict that Huntington Ingalls Industries will post 12.09 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback plan on Tuesday, November 7th that permits the company to repurchase $1.00 billion in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the aerospace company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.
In other news, VP D R. Wyatt sold 800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $240.33, for a total value of $192,264.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 19,065 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,581,891.45. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Philip M. Bilden bought 2,200 shares of Huntington Ingalls Industries stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 24th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $234.11 per share, with a total value of $515,042.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 2.22% of the company’s stock.
About Huntington Ingalls Industries
Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc is a military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. The Company’s business consists of the design, construction, repair and maintenance of nuclear-powered ships and non-nuclear ships for the United States Navy and coastal defense surface ships for the United States Coast Guard, as well as the refueling and overhaul and inactivation of nuclear-powered ships for the United States Navy.
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