Press coverage about Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE:SPR) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Spirit AeroSystems earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the aerospace company an impact score of 45.9118588426596 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

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Several research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Spirit AeroSystems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $103.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a $115.00 price objective on shares of Spirit AeroSystems in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $129.00 target price on shares of Spirit AeroSystems in a report on Monday, January 29th. Barclays started coverage on shares of Spirit AeroSystems in a report on Thursday, March 29th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $117.00 target price for the company. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Spirit AeroSystems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Spirit AeroSystems presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $99.84.

Shares of SPR stock traded up $0.20 on Monday, hitting $78.88. The stock had a trading volume of 1,230,879 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,118,914. Spirit AeroSystems has a twelve month low of $51.85 and a twelve month high of $105.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $9,007.99, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.74, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.13 and a beta of 1.48. The company has a quick ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 1.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62.

Spirit AeroSystems (NYSE:SPR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 2nd. The aerospace company reported $1.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.10. Spirit AeroSystems had a net margin of 5.08% and a return on equity of 34.03%. The company had revenue of $1.71 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.66 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.89 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 9.2% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Spirit AeroSystems will post 6.41 earnings per share for the current year.

Spirit AeroSystems declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Friday, February 2nd that permits the company to repurchase $500.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the aerospace company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 9th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 19th were issued a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.51%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 16th. Spirit AeroSystems’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 7.48%.

In other news, SVP William Edward Brown sold 5,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.36, for a total value of $507,980.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 21,664 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,000,887.04. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, SVP Stacy Cozad sold 1,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.47, for a total transaction of $100,617.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.87% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Spirit AeroSystems

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc, through its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and supplies commercial aero structures worldwide. It operates through three segments: Fuselage Systems, Propulsion Systems, and Wing Systems. The Fuselage Systems segment develops, produces, and markets forward, mid, and rear fuselage sections and systems primarily to aircraft original equipment manufacturers (OEMs); and offers related spares and maintenance, repairs, and overhaul (MRO) services.

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