Erickson (EAC) Stock Soars on U.S. Navy Contracts

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Erickson (EAC) stock is gaining 105.45% to $1.13 on heavy trading volume on Tuesday afternoon after the aviation services provider was awarded two five-year agreements with the U.S. Navy.

The Portland, OR-based company will provide vertical replenishment and rotary-wing logistic services to the Military Sealift Command, which will support the Navy's 5th and 7th Fleets.

The contracts, which are valued at about $70 million, were originally awarded last February, but the company was waiting for the resolution of protests was filed at the Government Accountability Office.

"These new awards further cement our position as a preferred provider of services in support of the Department of Defense operations around the world," CEO Jeff Roberts said in a statement.

So far today, 7.71 million shares of Erickson have been traded, significantly higher than its average daily volume of 36,606 shares.

Separately, Erickson has a "sell" rating and a letter grade of D at TheStreet Ratings because of the company's generally high debt management risk, poor profit margins and generally disappointing stock performance.

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