BAE Systems (BA) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of 1.15

Press coverage about BAE Systems (LON:BA) has been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. BAE Systems earned a news impact score of 1.15 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news stories about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected BAE Systems’ score:

LON:BA opened at GBX 460.20 ($6.01) on Thursday. BAE Systems has a 52 week low of GBX 533.50 ($6.97) and a 52 week high of GBX 682.50 ($8.92).



A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Citigroup restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 750 ($9.80) price objective on shares of BAE Systems in a report on Wednesday, September 19th. Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of BAE Systems to an “outperform” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from GBX 630 ($8.23) to GBX 640 ($8.36) in a report on Friday, November 2nd. Deutsche Bank cut their price objective on shares of BAE Systems from GBX 720 ($9.41) to GBX 690 ($9.02) and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of BAE Systems to a “neutral” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from GBX 695 ($9.08) to GBX 625 ($8.17) in a report on Friday, November 23rd. Finally, Morgan Stanley restated an “overweight” rating on shares of BAE Systems in a report on Wednesday, September 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of GBX 692 ($9.04).

In other news, insider Alan Garwood sold 10,350 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 626 ($8.18), for a total transaction of £64,791 ($84,660.92).

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About BAE Systems

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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