Telefonica (TEF) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.15

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Media coverage about Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Telefonica earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 44.6200501947432 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

TEF has been the topic of several research reports. Jefferies Financial Group raised Telefonica from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 10th. Morgan Stanley raised Telefonica to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 13th. TheStreet cut Telefonica from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Monday, June 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised Telefonica from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 20th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group cut Telefonica from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, July 20th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.00.

Shares of NYSE TEF opened at $7.92 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 0.70, a quick ratio of 0.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.97. Telefonica has a 1-year low of $7.91 and a 1-year high of $11.00. The company has a market cap of $42.11 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.43 and a beta of 1.08.

Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 26th. The utilities provider reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.04. Telefonica had a return on equity of 16.12% and a net margin of 6.52%. The company had revenue of $14.49 billion for the quarter. analysts predict that Telefonica will post 0.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.

About Telefonica

Telefónica, SA provides mobile and fixed communication services primarily in the European Union and Latin America. The company's mobile and related services and products comprise mobile voice, value added, mobile data and Internet, wholesale, corporate, roaming, fixed wireless, and trunking and paging services.

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