Entravision Communication (EVC) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds

Media coverage about Entravision Communication (NYSE:EVC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Entravision Communication earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.8567516254251 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Entravision Communication (EVC) opened at $7.55 on Thursday. Entravision Communication has a fifty-two week low of $4.90 and a fifty-two week high of $7.75. The firm has a market capitalization of $675.04, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.09 and a beta of 1.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 6.93 and a quick ratio of 6.93.

Entravision Communication (NYSE:EVC) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $1.71 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by $1.69. The firm had revenue of $70.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $70.43 million. Entravision Communication had a return on equity of 75.49% and a net margin of 31.96%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.06 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Entravision Communication will post 0.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.05 per share. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.65%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 13th. Entravision Communication’s dividend payout ratio is presently 10.81%.

EVC has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub cut Entravision Communication from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 19th. ValuEngine upgraded Entravision Communication from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Noble Financial reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Entravision Communication in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Entravision Communication from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Entravision Communication has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $7.00.

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Entravision Communication Company Profile

Entravision Communications Corporation is a media company. The Company reaches and engages Hispanics in the United States and certain border markets of Mexico across media channels and advertising platforms. The Company operates through three segments: television broadcasting, radio broadcasting and digital media.

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