Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Windstream (WIN) Stock Price

Headlines about Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Windstream earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 45.4414743529288 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Windstream (NASDAQ WIN) opened at $1.88 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $343.86, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.68 and a beta of 0.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 20.24, a current ratio of 0.77 and a quick ratio of 0.70. Windstream has a 1 year low of $1.71 and a 1 year high of $8.35.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Windstream from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. BidaskClub lowered Windstream from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. Barclays assumed coverage on Windstream in a research report on Friday, December 15th. They set an “underweight” rating and a $1.50 target price for the company. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $3.00 target price on shares of Windstream in a research report on Monday, December 4th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Windstream from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Sell” and an average price target of $2.25.

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About Windstream

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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