JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU) most recently reported quarterly actual earnings per share of $0.53 for the period ending on 2016-06-30. Prior to the company reporting, consensus estimates based on data from Zacks Research projected the company to report EPS of $0.49. The difference between the estimate and the actual EPS was $0.04 creating a surprise factor of 8.16%. Currently, the company has an impact score of 86. The likelihood that the stock will move on news is greater with a higher impact score. According to Beta Research, the stock has a sentiment score of 0.473. On a scale between 1 and -1, a positive score tends to portray a favorable view of company results by news outlets. The opposite is true for a negative sentiment score.

In taking a look at where the stock might be headed, analysts have a consensus price target of $23.875 on the shares. The most bullish brokerage firm has a $30 target, while the most bearish sees the stock headed towards $19. This is according to the 8 estimates taken into consideration by Zacks Research.

In terms of Buy/Sell recommendations, analysts have a consensus rating of 1.63. This is according to a simplified scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell recommendation. There were 8 recommendations taking into account in order to arrive at this number. Of the 8, 5 have a Strong Buy rating and 1 are rating it a Buy.

JetBlue Airways Corporation (JetBlue) is a passenger airline that operates primarily on point-to-point routes with its fleet of 120 Airbus A320 aircraft and 49 EMBRAER 190 aircraft. As of December 31, 2011, it served 70 destinations in 22 states, Puerto Rico, Mexico and 12 countries in the Caribbean and Latin America. Most of JetBlue flights have as an origin or destination New York or one of its other focus cities: Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Orlando or San Juan, Puerto Rico. As of December 31, 2011, the Company operated an average of 700 daily flights. During the year ended December 31, 2011, the Company acquired eight take-off and landing slots at each of New York’s LaGuardia Airport and Washington D.C.’s Ronald Reagan National Airport. The Company’s operations primarily consist of transporting passengers on its aircraft with domestic United States operations, including Puerto Rico, which accounted for 85% of its capacity in 2011.

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