Media coverage about AA (LON:AA) has been trending positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. AA earned a coverage optimism score of 2.33 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news stories about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected AA’s score:

A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. Credit Suisse Group downgraded shares of AA to an “underperform” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from GBX 110 ($1.44) to GBX 70 ($0.91) in a report on Friday. Liberum Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of AA in a report on Tuesday, July 24th. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated an “underperform” rating on shares of AA in a report on Monday, August 6th. Barclays reiterated an “equal weight” rating on shares of AA in a report on Friday, September 28th. Finally, Peel Hunt upgraded shares of AA to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of GBX 96.60 ($1.26).

AA stock traded down GBX 8.15 ($0.11) during trading hours on Friday, reaching GBX 100.25 ($1.31). The stock had a trading volume of 6,401,830 shares, compared to its average volume of 9,520,000. AA has a 52 week low of GBX 69.92 ($0.91) and a 52 week high of GBX 274.20 ($3.58).

The company also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 9th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 4th were issued a GBX 0.60 ($0.01) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, October 4th. This represents a yield of 0.58%.

In related news, insider Steve Barber acquired 50,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 16th. The shares were purchased at an average price of GBX 105 ($1.37) per share, for a total transaction of £52,500 ($68,600.55). Also, insider Mark Brooker acquired 19,221 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 27th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 104 ($1.36) per share, for a total transaction of £19,989.84 ($26,120.27).

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AA Company Profile

AA plc provides roadside assistance, insurance, and driving services in the United Kingdom. It operates through two segments, Roadside and Insurance. The company's roadside assistance services include breakdowns cover for cars, motorcycles, caravans, vans, campervans, and towing; vehicle inspections, tires, and connected car services; operates driving schools that provide driver training and educative programs, and hotels.

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