E. W. Scripps Co (SSP) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.05

E. W. Scripps Co (NYSE:SSP) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 15th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Thursday, March 1st will be paid a dividend of 0.05 per share on Monday, March 26th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.33%.

Shares of E. W. Scripps (SSP) traded up $0.06 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $15.02. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 221,372 shares, compared to its average volume of 355,893. E. W. Scripps has a one year low of $13.88 and a one year high of $24.15. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,230.94, a P/E ratio of 30.67, a PEG ratio of 10.85 and a beta of 1.92. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42, a current ratio of 3.27 and a quick ratio of 3.27.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised E. W. Scripps from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Guggenheim reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $18.00 price target on shares of E. W. Scripps in a report on Friday, January 26th. ValuEngine downgraded E. W. Scripps from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Benchmark reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $21.00 price target on shares of E. W. Scripps in a report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Noble Financial reissued a “buy” rating on shares of E. W. Scripps in a report on Monday, January 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $19.25.

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E. W. Scripps Company Profile

The E. W. Scripps Company is a media enterprise with interests in television and radio broadcasting, as well as local and national digital media brands. The Company’s segments include television, radio, digital, and syndication and other. As of December 31, 2016, the Television segment included approximately 15 American Broadcasting Company (ABC) affiliates, five National Broadcasting Company (NBC) affiliates, two FOX affiliates, two Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) affiliates and four non big-four affiliated stations.

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