Telefonica SA (NYSE:TEF) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

Press coverage about Telefonica SA (NYSE:TEF) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. 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. 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 44.955753782451 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Telefonica SA (NYSE TEF) opened at $10.00 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $52,370.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.84 and a beta of 1.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.79, a current ratio of 0.67 and a quick ratio of 0.62. Telefonica SA has a 12 month low of $8.15 and a 12 month high of $11.64.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on TEF. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Telefonica SA from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Barclays PLC raised shares of Telefonica SA from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Berenberg Bank raised shares of Telefonica SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Telefonica SA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 12th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co downgraded shares of Telefonica SA from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $11.70.

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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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