News articles about Copa (NYSE:CPA) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Copa earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the transportation company an impact score of 47.2605552213552 out of 100, meaning that recent news 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 effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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Shares of Copa (NYSE CPA) traded down $1.48 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $138.13. 160,587 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 220,268. The company has a quick ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. The firm has a market cap of $5,820.00, a P/E ratio of 15.84, a P/E/G ratio of 0.87 and a beta of 1.80. Copa has a 52-week low of $104.80 and a 52-week high of $141.34.

Copa (NYSE:CPA) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 21st. The transportation company reported $2.36 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.33 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $675.58 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $666.96 million. Copa had a net margin of 14.64% and a return on equity of 18.25%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 12.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $2.26 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that Copa will post 10.35 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 5th will be issued a dividend of $0.87 per share. This is an increase from Copa’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.75. This represents a $3.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.52%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 2nd. Copa’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 39.91%.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on CPA shares. Bank of America started coverage on shares of Copa in a research report on Friday, January 12th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Copa from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $148.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of Copa from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $155.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. Santander upgraded shares of Copa from an “underperform” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, December 4th. Finally, Cowen restated a “hold” rating and set a $137.00 target price on shares of Copa in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Copa has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $145.38.

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Copa Company Profile

Copa Holdings, SA is a provider of airline passenger and cargo service through its principal operating subsidiaries, Compania Panamena de Aviacion, S. A. (Copa Airlines) and AeroRepublica, S. A. (Copa Colombia). The Company operates through air transportation segment. Copa Airlines operates from its position located in the Republic of Panama.

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