Nokia (NOK) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.20

News headlines about Nokia (NYSE:NOK) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Nokia earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 44.720054621858 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 articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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NOK traded up $0.13 on Friday, reaching $5.96. The stock had a trading volume of 24,387,072 shares, compared to its average volume of 12,608,630. Nokia has a fifty-two week low of $4.51 and a fifty-two week high of $6.65. The company has a quick ratio of 1.35, a current ratio of 1.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21. The stock has a market cap of $32,831.68, a PE ratio of 16.11, a PEG ratio of 2.55 and a beta of 1.16.

Nokia (NYSE:NOK) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The technology company reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.04. Nokia had a positive return on equity of 10.80% and a negative net margin of 6.37%. The business had revenue of $6.67 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.41 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.12 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down .7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Nokia will post 0.31 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a special dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 1st will be issued a $0.2364 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 31st. This represents a yield of 3.5%. Nokia’s payout ratio is presently 35.14%.

A number of research firms have recently commented on NOK. Vetr cut Nokia from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $5.54 price target for the company. in a report on Monday, February 5th. Goldman Sachs reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Nokia in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Credit Suisse Group cut Nokia from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $4.89 to $5.00 in a report on Friday, January 5th. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “hold” rating and set a $6.00 price target on shares of Nokia in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Nokia from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $5.61.

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Nokia Company Profile

Nokia Corporation engages in the network and technology businesses worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Ultra Broadband Networks, Global Services, IP Networks and Applications, and Nokia Technologies. It provides mobile networking solutions, including hardware, software, and services for telecommunications operators, enterprises, and related markets/verticals.

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