News stories about Azul (NYSE:AZUL) have been trending positive this week, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Azul earned a news impact score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 47.8108020165926 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Azul (NYSE AZUL) traded down $0.60 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $24.30. 465,632 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 360,290. The company has a quick ratio of 0.66, a current ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75. Azul has a fifty-two week low of $19.43 and a fifty-two week high of $29.43.

Azul (NYSE:AZUL) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.59 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.30. The firm had revenue of $2 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2 billion. Azul’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.04 earnings per share. research analysts predict that Azul will post 0.88 EPS for the current year.

AZUL has been the subject of several research reports. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Azul from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Azul from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, Buckingham Research restated a “buy” rating and issued a $35.00 target price (up from $33.00) on shares of Azul in a research note on Monday, September 25th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Azul has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $32.00.

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About Azul

Azul SA is a Brazil-based company engaged in the provision of passenger transportation services. The Company primarily acts as an airline operator under the Azul brand name. The Company provides scheduled flights between numerous cities in Brazil, including Sao Paulo, Brasilia, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Curitiba, Manaus, Cuiaba, Fortaleza and Salvador, among others.

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