Positive Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect AA (AA) Share Price

Media stories about AA (LON:AA) have been trending positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. AA earned a daily sentiment score of 2.33 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news coverage 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 near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected AA’s ranking:

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

LON AA traded down GBX 8.15 ($0.11) on Friday, hitting GBX 100.25 ($1.31). 6,401,830 shares of the stock were exchanged, 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 disclosed a dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 9th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 4th were paid a dividend of GBX 0.60 ($0.01) per share. This represents a yield of 0.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, October 4th.

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

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About AA

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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