Media coverage about Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Telephone and Data Systems earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 45.8589072459659 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- Did Telephone and Data Systems Inc (TDS) Create Value For Investors Over The Past Year? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Telephone & Data Systems, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : TDS-US : October 5, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Telephone & Data Systems, Inc. : TDS-US: Dividend Analysis : September 15th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : October 4, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- OneNeck Offering No-Cost Oracle EBusiness Suite Migrations and Upgrades (itbusinessnet.com)
- FXU, AGR, TDS, CPN: Large Outflows Detected at ETF (nasdaq.com)
A number of brokerages have issued reports on TDS. BidaskClub raised Telephone and Data Systems from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Telephone and Data Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.00.
Shares of Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE TDS) opened at 28.48 on Tuesday. Telephone and Data Systems has a 52-week low of $24.12 and a 52-week high of $32.98. The stock has a market cap of $3.15 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 58.24 and a beta of 1.02. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $28.20 and its 200-day moving average price is $27.80.
Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) last issued its earnings results on Friday, August 4th. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.13 by ($0.04). Telephone and Data Systems had a net margin of 1.09% and a return on equity of 1.15%. The business had revenue of $1.25 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.27 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.25 EPS. The business’s revenue was down 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Telephone and Data Systems will post $0.45 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th were paid a $0.155 dividend. This represents a $0.62 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.18%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 14th. Telephone and Data Systems’s dividend payout ratio is presently 129.17%.
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About Telephone and Data Systems
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc is a diversified telecommunications company. The Company is engaged in conducting its Wireless operations through its subsidiary, United States Cellular Corporation (U.S. Cellular), as well as providing its wireline services, cable services, and hosted and managed services (HMS), through its subsidiary, TDS Telecommunications Corporation (TDS Telecom).
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