Headlines about Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica (NYSE:ERJ) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the aerospace company an impact score of 46.2230151138933 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica (ERJ) traded down 0.04% on Friday, hitting $23.06. 1,280,335 shares of the company traded hands. Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica has a 12 month low of $17.06 and a 12 month high of $24.95. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $22.02 and its 200-day moving average price is $20.76. The company has a market capitalization of $16.94 billion, a PE ratio of 82.06 and a beta of 0.34.

Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica (NYSE:ERJ) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The aerospace company reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.18. The firm had revenue of $1.77 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.62 billion. Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica had a net margin of 4.15% and a return on equity of 11.02%. Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica’s quarterly revenue was up 29.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.24 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica will post $1.61 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a special dividend, which will be paid on Monday, October 16th. Investors of record on Wednesday, September 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.0516 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, September 19th. This is a boost from Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica’s previous special dividend of $0.05. Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica’s dividend payout ratio is currently 17.48%.

ERJ has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 20th. ValuEngine cut shares of Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub raised shares of Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. Cowen and Company reissued a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Embraer-Empresa Brasileira de Aeronautica from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $21.60.

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