Media stories about Orbital ATK (NYSE:OA) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Orbital ATK earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the aerospace company an impact score of 48.2931431127681 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of NYSE OA traded up $0.66 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $134.50. 1,365,324 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 343,826. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.78 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.42, a P/E/G ratio of 2.22 and a beta of -0.29. Orbital ATK has a 1-year low of $95.84 and a 1-year high of $134.59. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75, a current ratio of 1.68 and a quick ratio of 1.49.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on OA shares. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Orbital ATK from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 2nd. Cowen reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Orbital ATK in a research note on Thursday, June 7th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $131.50.

Orbital ATK Company Profile

Orbital ATK, Inc develops and produces aerospace and defense related products to the U.S. Government, allied nations, prime contractors, and other customers in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Flight Systems Group, Defense Systems Group, and Space Systems Group.

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