Hawaiian (NASDAQ:HA) Given News Sentiment Rating of 0.20

Media headlines about Hawaiian (NASDAQ:HA) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hawaiian earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 46.7152429550263 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

Shares of Hawaiian (NASDAQ HA) opened at $38.75 on Friday. Hawaiian has a 12-month low of $32.40 and a 12-month high of $59.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 0.90 and a quick ratio of 0.90. The stock has a market cap of $2,030.00, a P/E ratio of 10.76, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.75 and a beta of 1.52.

Hawaiian (NASDAQ:HA) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The transportation company reported $1.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.85 by $0.07. Hawaiian had a net margin of 7.67% and a return on equity of 41.49%. The company had revenue of $719.56 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $721.00 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.91 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 7.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Hawaiian will post 5.65 earnings per share for the current year.

Hawaiian announced that its board has initiated a share repurchase program on Tuesday, December 5th that authorizes the company to repurchase $100.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the transportation company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are often an indication that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

HA has been the subject of a number of research reports. Argus restated a “hold” rating and set a $61.00 target price on shares of Hawaiian in a report on Thursday. BidaskClub cut shares of Hawaiian from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, January 6th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Hawaiian from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Buckingham Research restated a “buy” rating on shares of Hawaiian in a report on Thursday, November 23rd. Finally, Imperial Capital raised their target price on shares of Hawaiian from $72.00 to $74.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, November 13th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $47.58.

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About Hawaiian

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.

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