News coverage about Azul (NYSE:AZUL) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Azul earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 45.4094397680691 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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Azul opened at $18.90 on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. The company has a quick ratio of 0.88, a current ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93. The stock has a market cap of $6.22 billion, a PE ratio of 12.43 and a beta of 1.10. Azul has a fifty-two week low of $15.53 and a fifty-two week high of $35.05.

Azul (NYSE:AZUL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 10th. The company reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.26. The company had revenue of $2.21 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.24 billion. Azul had a return on equity of 25.52% and a net margin of 8.40%. Azul’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.22 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Azul will post 1.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.

AZUL has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on Azul in a report on Monday, July 16th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $33.40 price target for the company. Buckingham Research lowered their price target on Azul from $32.00 to $30.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, June 13th. ValuEngine upgraded Azul from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Azul from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 16th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $32.44.

About Azul

Azul SA provides passenger and cargo air transportation services in Brazil. As of March 31, 2018, it operated 739 daily flights to 106 destinations through a network of 206 non-stop routes with a fleet of 120 aircraft. The company was incorporated in 2008 and is headquartered in Barueri, Brazil.

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