DISH Network (DISH) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

News headlines about DISH Network (NASDAQ:DISH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. DISH Network earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 47.173320794518 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of analysts have commented on DISH shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded DISH Network from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Pivotal Research reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $65.00 target price (down from $67.00) on shares of DISH Network in a research report on Thursday, February 22nd. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “sector perform” rating and set a $54.00 target price (down from $56.00) on shares of DISH Network in a research report on Wednesday, November 22nd. SunTrust Banks decreased their target price on DISH Network to $44.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. Finally, Citigroup upgraded DISH Network from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $62.25.

Shares of DISH Network (NASDAQ:DISH) traded up $0.68 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $40.76. The stock had a trading volume of 3,182,984 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,533,802. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.18, a current ratio of 0.68 and a quick ratio of 0.61. DISH Network has a twelve month low of $39.92 and a twelve month high of $66.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $18,892.24, a P/E ratio of 10.04, a P/E/G ratio of -8.23 and a beta of 1.11.

DISH Network (NASDAQ:DISH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 21st. The company reported $0.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.02. DISH Network had a return on equity of 22.56% and a net margin of 14.59%. The business had revenue of $3.48 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.52 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.70 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that DISH Network will post 2.46 EPS for the current year.

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About DISH Network

DISH Network Corporation is a holding company. The Company operates through two segments: Pay-TV and Broadband, and Wireless. It offers pay-TV services under the DISH brand and the Sling brand (collectively Pay-TV services). The DISH branded pay-TV service consists of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licenses authorizing it to use direct broadcast satellite and Fixed Satellite Service spectrum, its owned and leased satellites, receiver systems, third-party broadcast operations, customer service facilities, a leased fiber optic network, in-home service and call center operations, and certain other assets utilized in its operations.

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