News articles about BAE Systems (LON:BA) have trended somewhat negative on Saturday, according to InfoTrie. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. BAE Systems earned a news sentiment score of -1.35 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news coverage about the company an news buzz score of 7 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted BAE Systems’ analysis:

BA stock traded down GBX 5 ($0.07) on Friday, hitting GBX 529.20 ($6.91). The company had a trading volume of 6,791,049 shares, compared to its average volume of 9,870,000. BAE Systems has a 12-month low of GBX 533.50 ($6.97) and a 12-month high of GBX 682.50 ($8.92).

Several brokerages recently issued reports on BA. UBS Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 720 ($9.41) target price on shares of BAE Systems in a report on Wednesday, August 1st. Jefferies Financial Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 615 ($8.04) target price on shares of BAE Systems in a report on Friday, July 13th. Citigroup restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 750 ($9.80) target price on shares of BAE Systems in a report on Wednesday, September 19th. Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of BAE Systems to an “overweight” rating and raised their target price for the stock from GBX 550 ($7.19) to GBX 750 ($9.80) in a report on Monday, August 13th. Finally, Deutsche Bank raised their target price on shares of BAE Systems from GBX 708 ($9.25) to GBX 720 ($9.41) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 692.45 ($9.05).

In other news, insider Alan Garwood sold 10,350 shares of BAE Systems stock in a transaction on Friday, September 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 626 ($8.18), for a total transaction of £64,791 ($84,660.92). Insiders purchased 75 shares of company stock worth $45,282 in the last 90 days.

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BAE Systems Company Profile

BAE Systems plc operates as a defense, aerospace, and security company worldwide. Its Electronic Systems segment offers electronic warfare systems and electro-optical sensors, military and commercial digital engine and flight controls, precision guidance and seeker solutions, military communication systems and data links, persistent surveillance systems, and hybrid electric drive systems.

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