News coverage about Hawaiian (NASDAQ:HA) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hawaiian earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 46.0094358279177 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Several research analysts recently weighed in on HA shares. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Hawaiian from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Citigroup decreased their price target on Hawaiian from $50.00 to $45.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Macquarie assumed coverage on Hawaiian in a research note on Monday, September 25th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $49.00 price target for the company. BidaskClub downgraded Hawaiian from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, October 28th. Finally, Buckingham Research raised shares of Hawaiian from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, November 16th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Hawaiian currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $47.58.

Hawaiian (HA) opened at $43.15 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $2,059.52, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.74, a PEG ratio of 3.13 and a beta of 1.42. Hawaiian has a 12 month low of $32.40 and a 12 month high of $60.90. The company has a quick ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53.

Hawaiian (NASDAQ:HA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The transportation company reported $1.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.85 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $719.56 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $721.00 million. Hawaiian had a net margin of 7.67% and a return on equity of 41.49%. Hawaiian’s revenue was up 7.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.91 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Hawaiian will post 5.55 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a special dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Friday, November 17th were paid a dividend of $0.12 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 16th. Hawaiian’s dividend payout ratio is presently 12.77%.

In other news, EVP Peter R. Ingram sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.65, for a total value of $40,650.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Insiders own 2.30% of the company’s stock.

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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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