Media stories about TransDigm Group (NYSE:TDG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TransDigm Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the aerospace company an impact score of 45.9388471846861 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of TransDigm Group (TDG) traded up $5.07 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $299.17. 365,997 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 332,178. TransDigm Group has a 1-year low of $203.72 and a 1-year high of $299.66. The firm has a market capitalization of $15,281.35, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.77, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.47 and a beta of 0.50. The company has a current ratio of 2.45, a quick ratio of 1.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.86.

TransDigm Group (NYSE:TDG) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The aerospace company reported $3.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $3.18 by $0.30. The business had revenue of $923.89 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $959.77 million. TransDigm Group had a net margin of 12.44% and a negative return on equity of 30.13%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $3.29 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that TransDigm Group will post 12.73 EPS for the current fiscal year.

TDG has been the topic of several analyst reports. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating on shares of TransDigm Group in a research report on Friday. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $285.00 price target on shares of TransDigm Group in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of TransDigm Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Cowen reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $290.00 target price on shares of TransDigm Group in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity dropped their target price on shares of TransDigm Group from $330.00 to $315.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $297.17.

In other news, Director Michael Graff sold 1,872 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $278.92, for a total value of $522,138.24. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 9,482 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,644,719.44. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, EVP James Skulina purchased 2,422 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 11th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $245.52 per share, for a total transaction of $594,649.44. Following the completion of the purchase, the executive vice president now owns 4,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $982,080. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 94,548 shares of company stock worth $25,894,245. Insiders own 10.52% of the company’s stock.

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TransDigm Group Company Profile

TransDigm Group Incorporated is a designer, producer and supplier of engineered aircraft components for use on commercial and military aircraft in service. The Company operates through three segments: Power & Control, Airframe and Non-aviation. The Power & Control segment includes operations that primarily develop, produce and market systems and components that provide power to or control power of the aircraft utilizing electronic, fluid, power and mechanical motion control technologies.

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