News articles about Hawaiian (NASDAQ:HA) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hawaiian earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the transportation company an impact score of 45.123099410653 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Hawaiian from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. BidaskClub raised shares of Hawaiian from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. Buckingham Research reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Hawaiian in a research report on Thursday, November 23rd. Imperial Capital increased their price objective on Hawaiian from $75.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. Finally, Argus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $61.00 price objective on shares of Hawaiian in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $48.36.
Hawaiian (HA) opened at $35.50 on Wednesday. Hawaiian has a twelve month low of $32.40 and a twelve month high of $59.45. The company has a market capitalization of $1,820.00, a P/E ratio of 7.29, a P/E/G ratio of 2.95 and a beta of 1.54. The company has a quick ratio of 0.79, a current ratio of 0.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53.
Hawaiian (NASDAQ:HA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, January 29th. The transportation company reported $1.10 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.00 by $0.10. Hawaiian had a return on equity of 30.17% and a net margin of 9.90%. The firm had revenue of $686.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $686.00 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.28 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that Hawaiian will post 5.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Hawaiian declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock repurchase plan on Tuesday, December 5th that authorizes the company to buyback $100.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the transportation company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually an indication that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 14th were issued a dividend of $0.12 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, February 13th. This represents a $0.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.35%. Hawaiian’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 9.86%.
Hawaiian Holdings, Inc is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the scheduled air transportation of passengers and cargo amongst the Hawaiian Islands (the Neighbor Island routes), between the Hawaiian Islands and certain cities in the United States (the North America routes), and between the Hawaiian Islands and the South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and Asia (the International routes), collectively referred to as its Scheduled Operations.