News coverage about Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Delta Air Lines earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 45.4837186842302 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) opened at $56.59 on Wednesday. Delta Air Lines has a 12 month low of $43.81 and a 12 month high of $60.79. The company has a quick ratio of 0.35, a current ratio of 0.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47. The company has a market capitalization of $39,700.25, a P/E ratio of 11.46, a P/E/G ratio of 0.75 and a beta of 1.16.

Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, January 11th. The transportation company reported $0.96 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.88 by $0.08. Delta Air Lines had a return on equity of 26.27% and a net margin of 8.67%. The firm had revenue of $10.25 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.14 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.82 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.3% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Delta Air Lines will post 6.46 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 16th. Investors of record on Friday, February 23rd will be paid a $0.305 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 22nd. This represents a $1.22 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.16%. Delta Air Lines’s payout ratio is 24.70%.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on DAL. Stephens set a $67.00 price objective on shares of Delta Air Lines and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, December 18th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price target (up previously from $75.00) on shares of Delta Air Lines in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Vetr downgraded shares of Delta Air Lines from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating and set a $45.16 price target for the company. in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Cowen boosted their price target on shares of Delta Air Lines from $62.00 to $66.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, December 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Delta Air Lines from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $67.05.

In other news, Director George N. Mattson bought 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 8th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $51.89 per share, for a total transaction of $518,900.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 66,510 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,451,203.90. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, COO W Gilbert West sold 9,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.06, for a total value of $504,540.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 61,872 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,468,544.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 323,638 shares of company stock valued at $18,537,123 over the last 90 days. 0.37% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Delta Air Lines Company Profile

Delta Air Lines, Inc provides scheduled air transportation for passengers and cargo throughout the United States and across the world. The Company’s segments include Airline and Refinery. The Company’s route network is centered around a system of hub, international gateway and airports that the Company operates in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St.

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