News stories about Azul SA (NASDAQ:AZUL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Azul SA earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.0400613231341 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Azul Announces its Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call (finance.yahoo.com)
- Brazil’s defense market investment opportunities over the next 10 years made available by top research firm (whatech.com)
- Future of the Brazil Defense Industry – Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2022 (prnewswire.com)
- BRIEF-AZUL SELLS TEN ATR 72-600 AIRCRAFT TO NORDIC AVIATION CAPITAL (reuters.com)
- Azul optimizes fleet and reduces total debt by R$ 325 million (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Azul SA (NASDAQ AZUL) opened at 27.06 on Tuesday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $27.20 and its 200 day moving average is $24.36. Azul SA has a 52 week low of $19.43 and a 52 week high of $29.43. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.98 billion and a P/E ratio of 95.96.
Azul SA (NASDAQ:AZUL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 14th. The company reported ($0.10) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.01 by ($0.11). The firm had revenue of $1.72 billion for 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%. Azul SA’s revenue for the quarter was up 19.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that Azul SA will post $0.64 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Several analysts have issued reports on AZUL shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Azul SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Buckingham Research reissued a “buy” rating and set a $35.00 target price (up from $33.00) on shares of Azul SA in a research note on Monday, September 25th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Azul SA from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, Azul SA currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.25.
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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