Headlines about BWX Technologies (NYSE:BWXT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BWX Technologies earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 45.6388960949414 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Bruce Power partners in climate change study (world-nuclear-news.org)
- BWX Technologies (BWXT) Secures 5-Yr C$168M Contract from Ontario Power Generation for Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing (streetinsider.com)
- BWX Technologies (BWXT) Lifted to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada Awarded CA$168 Million Contract Extension for OPG Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing (finance.yahoo.com)
- Insider Selling: BWX Technologies Inc (BWXT) CFO Sells 1,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
BWXT stock traded up $0.13 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $63.50. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 748,758 shares, compared to its average volume of 468,809. The stock has a market cap of $6,317.49, a PE ratio of 43.49, a PEG ratio of 2.25 and a beta of 0.51. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.68, a current ratio of 1.65 and a quick ratio of 1.65. BWX Technologies has a fifty-two week low of $45.79 and a fifty-two week high of $65.82.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 12th will be issued a dividend of $0.16 per share. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.01%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 9th. This is a boost from BWX Technologies’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.11. BWX Technologies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 43.84%.
Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised BWX Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $72.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, March 13th. Alembic Global Advisors reissued a “buy” rating on shares of BWX Technologies in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. ValuEngine raised BWX Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 target price on shares of BWX Technologies in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Finally, Seaport Global Securities assumed coverage on BWX Technologies in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. They set a “buy” rating and a $72.00 target price on the stock. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company. BWX Technologies has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $65.88.
In other BWX Technologies news, CFO David S. Black sold 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.44, for a total transaction of $64,440.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 71,874 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,631,560.56. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Insiders have sold a total of 3,000 shares of company stock valued at $186,350 in the last 90 days. 0.76% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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BWX Technologies Company Profile
BWX Technologies, Inc is a manufacturer of nuclear components and a service provider. The Company’s businesses focus on the design, engineering and manufacture of precision naval nuclear components, reactors and nuclear fuel for the United States Government. Its segments include Nuclear Operations, Technical Services, Nuclear Energy and Other.
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