News stories about Blue Bird (NASDAQ:BLBD) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blue Bird earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.660730655158 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

BLBD has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. ValuEngine raised shares of Blue Bird from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday. BidaskClub raised shares of Blue Bird from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 27th.

Shares of BLBD stock traded down $0.15 on Thursday, reaching $21.70. 122,500 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 111,488. The stock has a market capitalization of $573.74 million, a P/E ratio of 17.50 and a beta of 1.20. The company has a quick ratio of 0.26, a current ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.27. Blue Bird has a 1 year low of $15.66 and a 1 year high of $24.99.

Blue Bird (NASDAQ:BLBD) last released its earnings results on Thursday, May 10th. The company reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.20 by ($0.05). The company had revenue of $216.63 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $219.15 million. Blue Bird had a negative return on equity of 34.84% and a net margin of 2.79%. analysts expect that Blue Bird will post 1.46 earnings per share for the current year.

Blue Bird Company Profile

Blue Bird Corporation designs, engineers, manufactures, and sells school buses and aftermarket parts in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Buses and Aftermarket Parts. It offers Type C, Type D, and specialty buses, as well as Sigma, a bus for public transportation.

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