News articles about Curtiss-Wright (NYSE:CW) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of 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. Curtiss-Wright earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the aerospace company an impact score of 46.2238387089017 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
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- Trump Dismisses U.S. Secretary Tillerson: 3 Defense Picks (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of Curtiss-Wright (NYSE:CW) traded up $0.29 on Tuesday, hitting $137.58. 147,680 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 229,718. The company has a market capitalization of $6,060.67, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.60, a PEG ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 1.17. Curtiss-Wright has a 52 week low of $82.77 and a 52 week high of $140.07. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 2.37 and a quick ratio of 1.73.
Curtiss-Wright (NYSE:CW) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The aerospace company reported $1.75 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.46 by $0.29. Curtiss-Wright had a net margin of 9.46% and a return on equity of 15.46%. The business had revenue of $611.88 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $589.22 million. sell-side analysts expect that Curtiss-Wright will post 5.8 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, April 12th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 29th will be paid a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.44%. Curtiss-Wright’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 12.47%.
Several brokerages have recently weighed in on CW. Robert W. Baird began coverage on shares of Curtiss-Wright in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $149.00 price objective on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on shares of Curtiss-Wright from $126.00 to $139.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. William Blair reissued a “market perform” rating on shares of Curtiss-Wright in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Seaport Global Securities reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $150.00 price objective on shares of Curtiss-Wright in a research report on Monday, February 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Curtiss-Wright from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. Curtiss-Wright has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $137.63.
In related news, CEO David Charles Adams sold 17,414 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $135.00, for a total value of $2,350,890.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Albert E. Smith sold 1,700 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $122.35, for a total transaction of $207,995.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 53,854 shares of company stock worth $7,000,065 over the last 90 days. 1.10% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a manufacturing and service company that designs, manufactures, and overhauls precision components and provides engineered products and services to the aerospace, defense, power generation and general industrial markets. The Company operates through three segments: Commercial/Industrial, Defense and Power.
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