Media headlines about Ducommun (NYSE:DCO) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ducommun earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the aerospace company an impact score of 46.2998572785814 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on DCO shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Ducommun from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. B. Riley set a $40.00 price objective on shares of Ducommun and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. TheStreet cut shares of Ducommun from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Monday, December 11th. Canaccord Genuity boosted their price objective on shares of Ducommun from $36.00 to $38.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Ducommun from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Ducommun presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $36.80.

Ducommun (NYSE DCO) opened at $29.24 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $334.64, a P/E ratio of 24.99 and a beta of 0.81. Ducommun has a 1-year low of $25.06 and a 1-year high of $35.58. The company has a quick ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 2.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99.

Ducommun (NYSE:DCO) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The aerospace company reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $138.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $143.72 million. Ducommun had a net margin of 2.40% and a return on equity of 7.20%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.44 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Ducommun will post 0.59 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Anthony J. Reardon sold 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $26.04, for a total transaction of $781,200.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 82,603 shares in the company, valued at $2,150,982.12. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Stephen G. Oswald bought 10,000 shares of Ducommun stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $26.30 per share, with a total value of $263,000.00. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 75,700 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,990,910. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 8.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Ducommun

Ducommun Incorporated is a global provider of engineering and manufacturing services for various products and failure applications used primarily in the aerospace, defense, industrial, natural resources, medical and other industries. The Company is a solution-based provider, offering a range of value-added products and services in its primary businesses of electronics, structures and integrated solutions.

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