Azul SA (AZUL) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Finds

News stories about Azul SA (NASDAQ:AZUL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Azul SA earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.3793320834557 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Azul SA (AZUL) opened at 28.31 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $25.89 and a 200 day moving average of $23.77. Azul SA has a one year low of $19.43 and a one year high of $29.01. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.11 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 100.39.

Azul SA (NASDAQ:AZUL) last issued its earnings results on Monday, August 14th. The company reported ($0.10) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.01 by ($0.11). The company had revenue of $1.72 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.75 billion. Azul SA had a negative return on equity of 8.12% and a negative net margin of 1.97%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 19.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts predict that Azul SA will post $0.43 EPS for the current year.

Several brokerages have commented on AZUL. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Azul SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, September 8th. Buckingham Research raised their price objective on shares of Azul SA from $28.00 to $33.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $31.75.

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About Azul SA

Azul SA is a Brazil-based company engaged in the provision of passenger transportation services. The Company primarily acts as an airline operator under the Azul brand name. The Company provides scheduled flights between numerous cities in Brazil, including Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Curitiba, Manaus, Cuiaba, Fortaleza and Salvador, among others.

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