Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Shaw Communications (SJR) Share Price

Media headlines about Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR) (TSE:SJR.B) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Shaw Communications earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 48.2422395016832 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

SJR has been the topic of several research reports. Scotiabank downgraded shares of Shaw Communications from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Shaw Communications from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Bank of America reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $32.00 price objective on shares of Shaw Communications in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Shaw Communications from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Barclays upped their price target on shares of Shaw Communications from $21.00 to $22.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $27.00.

Shaw Communications (NYSE SJR) traded down $0.06 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $21.59. 528,174 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 505,909. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70, a current ratio of 0.76 and a quick ratio of 0.66. Shaw Communications has a fifty-two week low of $20.13 and a fifty-two week high of $23.44. The firm has a market capitalization of $10,315.27, a P/E ratio of 15.65, a PEG ratio of 4.56 and a beta of 0.95.

Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR) (TSE:SJR.B) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The company reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.01. Shaw Communications had a net margin of 17.34% and a return on equity of 9.89%. equities research analysts anticipate that Shaw Communications will post 0.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 27th. Investors of record on Friday, April 13th will be paid a $0.0795 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 12th. This represents a $0.95 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.42%. Shaw Communications’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 66.67%.

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Shaw Communications Company Profile

Shaw Communications Inc (Shaw) is a diversified connectivity provider. The Company operates through four divisions: Consumer, Wireless, Business Network Services and Business Infrastructure Services. Under the Consumer division, the Company offers Cable telecommunications and Satellite video services to residential customers.

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