Orbital ATK (OA) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.19

News coverage about Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Orbital ATK earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the aerospace company an impact score of 45.5788441337915 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on OA. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Orbital ATK from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. FIG Partners upgraded shares of Orbital ATK to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Orbital ATK from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $148.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. TheStreet lowered shares of Orbital ATK from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. Finally, Cowen reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $134.50 price target on shares of Orbital ATK in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Orbital ATK currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $123.56.

Orbital ATK (NYSE OA) traded down $0.19 on Tuesday, hitting $131.82. 258,900 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 483,166. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66, a quick ratio of 1.66 and a current ratio of 1.87. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,600.00, a P/E ratio of 24.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.18 and a beta of 0.39. Orbital ATK has a one year low of $88.82 and a one year high of $134.59.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Investors of record on Monday, February 12th will be issued a $0.32 dividend. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.97%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 9th. Orbital ATK’s payout ratio is 23.70%.

In related news, Director Harrison H. Schmitt sold 1,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $131.60, for a total value of $197,400.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 1.20% of the company’s stock.

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Orbital ATK Company Profile

Orbital ATK, Inc is an aerospace and defense systems company and supplier of related products to the United States Government, allied nations, prime contractors and other customers. The Company’s segments include Flight Systems Group, Defense Systems Group, Space Systems Group and Corporate. Its products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; satellites and associated components and services; tactical missiles, subsystems and defense electronics, and precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition.

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