Media stories about BAE Systems (LON:BA) have been trending somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. BAE Systems earned a news impact score of -1.72 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news articles about the company an news buzz score of 2 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected BAE Systems’ score:
- BAE Systems continues support for USN communications systems (janes.com)
- BAE Systems’ £25m Submarine Academy opens in Barrow (nwemail.co.uk)
- BAE Secures $140M in Marine Amphibious Combat Vehicle Production Funds (govconwire.com)
- BAE Systems plc (BA) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Top Factors Driving the Telecom Energy Systems Integration Market Including Key Players Cognizant, Harris, Fujitsu, Infosys, Accenture (openpr.com)
BAE Systems stock opened at GBX 449.60 ($5.87) on Friday. BAE Systems has a 1 year low of GBX 533.50 ($6.97) and a 1 year high of GBX 682.50 ($8.92).
Several brokerages recently issued reports on BA. UBS Group downgraded shares of BAE Systems to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price target for the stock from GBX 720 ($9.41) to GBX 505 ($6.60) in a research report on Thursday. Deutsche Bank reduced their price target on shares of BAE Systems from GBX 720 ($9.41) to GBX 690 ($9.02) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of BAE Systems to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price target for the stock from GBX 695 ($9.08) to GBX 625 ($8.17) in a research report on Friday, November 23rd. Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of BAE Systems to an “outperform” rating and upped their price target for the stock from GBX 630 ($8.23) to GBX 640 ($8.36) in a research report on Friday, November 2nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of BAE Systems in a research report on Wednesday, September 26th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. BAE Systems has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 672.45 ($8.79).
In other BAE Systems news, insider Alan Garwood sold 10,350 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated 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).
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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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