Critical Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Hudson (HUD) Stock Price

News stories about Hudson (NYSE:HUD) have been trending negative this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Hudson earned a news sentiment score of -2.43 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave press coverage about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Hudson’s ranking:

NYSE HUD traded up $0.25 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $15.89. The company had a trading volume of 400 shares, compared to its average volume of 353,954. The company has a current ratio of 1.69, a quick ratio of 1.01 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.77. Hudson has a one year low of $12.67 and a one year high of $23.22. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.47 billion, a PE ratio of 19.14, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.77 and a beta of 0.67.

Hudson (NYSE:HUD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 14th. The company reported $0.08 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.02. Hudson had a net margin of 1.53% and a return on equity of 12.11%. The business had revenue of $445.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $437.08 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.04 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, sell-side analysts predict that Hudson will post 0.72 earnings per share for the current year.

Several brokerages have commented on HUD. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Hudson from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 24th. Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of Hudson from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $17.00 to $19.00 in a report on Wednesday, May 1st. Finally, Bank of America lowered shares of Hudson from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $16.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Wednesday, January 16th.

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Hudson Company Profile

Hudson Ltd. operates as a travel retail company in the United States and Canada. It operates travel essentials and convenience stores, bookstores, duty-free stores, proprietary and branded specialty stores, electronics stores, themed stores, and quick-service food and beverage outlets under proprietary and third-party brands.

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