Blue Bird (NASDAQ:BLBD) Given Daily Media Impact Score of 0.24

News stories about Blue Bird (NASDAQ:BLBD) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blue Bird earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.0785469441143 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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BLBD stock remained flat at $$24.60 on Thursday. 18,127 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 105,488. Blue Bird has a 1 year low of $15.66 and a 1 year high of $24.99. The company has a quick ratio of 0.38, a current ratio of 1.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -1.34. The firm has a market capitalization of $583.97, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.84, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.03 and a beta of 1.33.

Blue Bird (NASDAQ:BLBD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The company reported ($0.12) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.02 by ($0.14). Blue Bird had a negative return on equity of 32.04% and a net margin of 2.90%. The company had revenue of $162.55 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $147.65 million. sell-side analysts anticipate that Blue Bird will post 1.58 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have issued reports on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded shares of Blue Bird from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $23.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Friday, February 9th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Roth Capital set a $26.00 price target on shares of Blue Bird and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. BidaskClub raised shares of Blue Bird from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Blue Bird from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st.

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About Blue Bird

Blue Bird Corporation designs, engineers, manufactures, and sells school buses and aftermarket parts in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Buses and Aftermarket Parts. It offers Type C, Type D, and specialty buses, as well as Sigma, a bus for public transportation.

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