Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect United States Cellular (NYSE:USM) Stock Price

News stories about United States Cellular (NYSE:USM) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United States Cellular earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.9205588025913 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on USM. ValuEngine downgraded shares of United States Cellular from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of United States Cellular from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $39.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $34.50.

United States Cellular (USM) traded up $0.23 on Friday, reaching $37.01. 95,745 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 85,733. United States Cellular has a 1 year low of $32.29 and a 1 year high of $45.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48, a current ratio of 2.23 and a quick ratio of 2.08. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,130.00, a P/E ratio of -11.82, a P/E/G ratio of 139.56 and a beta of 0.71.

United States Cellular (NYSE:USM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.10. United States Cellular had a negative net margin of 6.93% and a positive return on equity of 0.94%. The firm had revenue of $963.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $968.80 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.20 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that United States Cellular will post -3.18 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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United States Cellular Company Profile

United States Cellular Corporation (U.S. Cellular) is a provider of wireless telecommunication services. The Company’s wireless operating markets are in the United States. U.S. Cellular provides service to postpaid and prepaid customers from a range of demographic segments. The Company focuses on retail consumers, government and small-to-mid-size business customers in industries, such as construction, retail, professional services and real estate.

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