Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Embraer (ERJ) Stock Price

News stories about Embraer (NYSE:ERJ) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Embraer earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the aerospace company an impact score of 44.2834371559135 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Embraer (ERJ) traded down $0.18 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $25.35. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,240,301 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,370,522. The company has a current ratio of 2.67, a quick ratio of 1.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.05. Embraer has a 52-week low of $17.58 and a 52-week high of $27.45. The firm has a market cap of $4,670.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.32, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.62 and a beta of 0.32.

Embraer (NYSE:ERJ) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The aerospace company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.30 by $0.11. The firm had revenue of $1.31 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.34 billion. Embraer had a return on equity of 10.65% and a net margin of 6.63%. research analysts expect that Embraer will post 1.81 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a special dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 28th will be issued a dividend of $0.1079 per share. This is a positive change from Embraer’s previous special dividend of $0.05. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 27th. Embraer’s dividend payout ratio is 15.18%.

Several research firms have commented on ERJ. Zacks Investment Research cut Embraer from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Deutsche Bank cut Embraer from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $23.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Scotiabank cut Embraer from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Credit Suisse Group upgraded Embraer from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, Santander cut Embraer from a “hold” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Embraer has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $22.67.

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