Windstream Holdings (WIN) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Shows

News stories about Windstream Holdings (NASDAQ:WIN) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Windstream Holdings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.7001098698319 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of Windstream Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. BidaskClub raised shares of Windstream Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st.

Shares of Windstream Holdings (NASDAQ:WIN) traded up $0.08 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $2.12. 5,062,600 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,586,771. The company has a current ratio of 0.77, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 20.24. Windstream Holdings has a 1 year low of $1.73 and a 1 year high of $8.35.

Windstream Holdings announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Thursday, August 3rd that permits the company to buyback $90.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization permits the technology company to purchase up to 19.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually a sign that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

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Windstream Holdings Company Profile

Windstream Corporation (Windstream) is a provider of advanced communications and technology solutions, including managed services and cloud computing, to businesses nationwide. In addition to business services, the Company offers broadband, voice and video services to consumers in primarily rural markets.

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