Telefónica (NYSE:TEF) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds

News articles about Telefónica (NYSE:TEF) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Telefónica earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.4705306792341 out of 100, indicating that recent media 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 effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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TEF stock traded down $0.01 on Tuesday, reaching $10.07. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 691,345 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,340,501. Telefónica has a 12-month low of $8.99 and a 12-month high of $11.64. The firm has a market capitalization of $51,973.24, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.00 and a beta of 1.22. The company has a quick ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 0.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.74.

Telefónica (NYSE:TEF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 22nd. The utilities provider reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.29 by ($0.08). The firm had revenue of $15.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $15.88 billion. Telefónica had a net margin of 6.02% and a return on equity of 14.56%. equities research analysts anticipate that Telefónica will post 0.99 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Telefónica from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 13th. Citigroup raised Telefónica to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. DZ Bank reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of Telefónica in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Telefónica in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Telefónica from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $11.00.

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Telefónica Company Profile

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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