Media headlines about BAE Systems (LON:BA) have trended somewhat negative on Saturday, according to InfoTrie. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 blog and news sources. 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 -1.07 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave headlines about the company an news buzz score of 6 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted BAE Systems’ analysis:

Shares of BAE Systems stock traded up GBX 4.10 ($0.05) during trading hours on Friday, hitting GBX 449.60 ($5.87). 9,918,418 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 9,870,000. BAE Systems has a 12-month low of GBX 533.50 ($6.97) and a 12-month high of GBX 682.50 ($8.92).

BA has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Citigroup restated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 750 ($9.80) price target on shares of BAE Systems in a report on Wednesday, September 19th. Deutsche Bank increased their target price on BAE Systems from GBX 708 ($9.25) to GBX 720 ($9.41) and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 28th. UBS Group cut BAE Systems to a “neutral” rating and cut their target price for the stock from GBX 720 ($9.41) to GBX 505 ($6.60) in a report on Thursday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded BAE Systems to a “neutral” rating and cut their target price for the stock from GBX 695 ($9.08) to GBX 625 ($8.17) in a report on Friday, November 23rd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group upgraded BAE Systems to an “outperform” rating and increased their target price for the stock from GBX 630 ($8.23) to GBX 640 ($8.36) in a report on Friday, November 2nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 672.45 ($8.79).

In other 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 transaction of £64,791 ($84,660.92).

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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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