Telefonica SA (TEF) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows

News headlines about Telefonica SA (NYSE:TEF) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Telefonica SA earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.4260901338446 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

Shares of Telefonica SA (TEF) traded up 1.98% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $10.80. Telefonica SA has a one year low of $8.15 and a one year high of $11.64. The company has a market cap of $55.33 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.18 and a beta of 1.31. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $10.72 and a 200 day moving average of $10.94.

Telefonica SA (NYSE:TEF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The utilities provider reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.18 by ($0.02). The firm had revenue of $14.24 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $15.01 billion. Telefonica SA had a net margin of 5.18% and a return on equity of 29.02%. On average, equities analysts expect that Telefonica SA will post $0.89 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co lowered shares of Telefonica SA from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Telefonica SA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 12th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Telefonica SA from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Telefonica SA from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Telefonica SA in a research report on Monday, September 4th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $11.00.

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Telefonica SA Company Profile

Telefonica, SA is an integrated and diversified telecommunications group operating in Europe and Latin America. The Company’s services and products include Mobile business, Fixed-line telephony business and Digital services. Its segments include Telefonica Spain, Telefonica Brazil, Telefonica Germany, Telefonica United Kingdom and Telefonica Hispanoamerica (formed by the Company’s operators in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela and Central America, Ecuador and Uruguay).

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