Rogers Communications (RCI) Receives Daily News Impact Score of 0.09

Media coverage about Rogers Communications (NYSE:RCI) (TSE:RCI.B) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news 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. Rogers Communications earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 48.0862464517388 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

A number of research analysts recently commented on RCI shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Rogers Communications from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 29th. Desjardins upgraded Rogers Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, January 8th. National Bank Financial lowered Rogers Communications from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Barclays reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $55.00 price objective on shares of Rogers Communications in a research note on Friday, January 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $61.67.

Rogers Communications stock traded down $0.32 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $47.22. 354,083 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 381,322. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.85, a current ratio of 0.65 and a quick ratio of 0.59. Rogers Communications has a 1-year low of $43.11 and a 1-year high of $54.95. The firm has a market capitalization of $24,597.72, a P/E ratio of 17.42, a P/E/G ratio of 3.02 and a beta of 0.84.

Rogers Communications (NYSE:RCI) (TSE:RCI.B) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 25th. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.01. Rogers Communications had a return on equity of 30.77% and a net margin of 12.73%. The firm had revenue of $3.63 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.63 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.74 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Rogers Communications will post 3.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, July 3rd. Shareholders of record on Monday, June 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.3821 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 8th. This represents a $1.53 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.24%. Rogers Communications’s dividend payout ratio is currently 57.56%.

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Rogers Communications Company Profile

Rogers Communications Inc operates as a communications and media company in Canada. The company's Wireless segment offers wireless telecommunications services to consumers and businesses under the Rogers, Fido, and chatr brands; and wireless devices, services, and applications. This segment distributes its products through independent dealer networks, company-owned retail stores, retail chains and convenience stores, e-commerce sites, call centers and outbound telemarketing, and other distribution channels.

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