Airbus SE (OTCMKTS:EADSY) Short Interest Up 318.7% in May

Airbus SE (OTCMKTS:EADSYGet Rating) was the recipient of a significant growth in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 107,600 shares, a growth of 318.7% from the April 30th total of 25,700 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 292,800 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 0.4 days.

Analyst Ratings Changes

Several analysts recently issued reports on EADSY shares. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft cut Airbus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 26th. UBS Group cut Airbus from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 31st. Jefferies Financial Group lowered Airbus from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 26th. Finally, Berenberg Bank lowered Airbus from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 7th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $152.75.

Airbus Stock Up 0.8 %

Shares of OTCMKTS:EADSY traded up $0.26 on Friday, reaching $33.68. The company had a trading volume of 100,020 shares, compared to its average volume of 223,352. Airbus has a 52-week low of $20.91 and a 52-week high of $35.52. The firm’s 50 day simple moving average is $33.86 and its 200-day simple moving average is $31.79. The firm has a market capitalization of $106.48 billion, a PE ratio of 29.04, a PEG ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 1.58. The company has a current ratio of 1.20, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.60.

Airbus (OTCMKTS:EADSYGet Rating) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. The aerospace company reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.19 by ($0.03). Airbus had a return on equity of 36.90% and a net margin of 5.95%. The business had revenue of $12.62 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $12.83 billion. As a group, analysts expect that Airbus will post 1.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Airbus Increases Dividend

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Friday, May 12th. Investors of record on Wednesday, April 26th were paid a dividend of $0.3572 per share. This represents a yield of 1.03%. This is an increase from Airbus’s previous dividend of $0.31. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, April 25th. Airbus’s payout ratio is 32.46%.

About Airbus

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Airbus SE is a holding and management company, which engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of aerospace products, services, and solutions. It operates through the following segments: Airbus, Airbus Helicopters, and Airbus Defense and Space. The Airbus segment develops, manufactures, markets, and sells commercial jet passenger aircrafts, freighter aircraft, regional turboprop aircraft, and air components.

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