Media coverage about BAE Systems (LON:BA) has trended somewhat negative recently, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. BAE Systems earned a news sentiment score of -1.35 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media coverage about the company an news buzz score of 7 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted BAE Systems’ analysis:
- Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurates three major artillery gun systems in Deolali (punemirror.indiatimes.com)
- Extremely reliable and battle-proven: BAE Systems on M777 Howitzers (news.webindia123.com)
- Hundreds attend BAE Systems recruitment event (nwemail.co.uk)
- BAE Creates System to Share Civil Air Traffic Data With Military Pilots (govconwire.com)
- Boost to army as three artillery gun systems, including M777 Howitzers and K-9 Vajra inducted (newindianexpress.com)
BA has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Jefferies Financial Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a GBX 615 ($8.04) target price on shares of BAE Systems in a research note on Friday, July 13th. Morgan Stanley upgraded BAE Systems to an “overweight” rating and upped their price objective for the company from GBX 550 ($7.19) to GBX 750 ($9.80) in a research note on Monday, August 13th. Deutsche Bank upped their price objective on BAE Systems from GBX 708 ($9.25) to GBX 720 ($9.41) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 28th. UBS Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 720 ($9.41) price objective on shares of BAE Systems in a research note on Wednesday, August 1st. Finally, Credit Suisse Group upgraded BAE Systems to an “outperform” rating and upped their price objective for the company from GBX 630 ($8.23) to GBX 640 ($8.36) in a research note on Friday, November 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 692.45 ($9.05).
In related news, insider Alan Garwood sold 10,350 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, September 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 626 ($8.18), for a total value of £64,791 ($84,660.92). In the last three months, insiders purchased 75 shares of company stock worth $45,282.
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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