Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows

News coverage about Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern ranks the sentiment of media 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. Time Warner earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the media conglomerate an impact score of 45.9166756484732 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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NYSE TWX traded up $0.21 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $97.55. 2,010,032 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 5,183,823. The stock has a market capitalization of $75,396.05, a PE ratio of 15.20, a P/E/G ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 0.87. Time Warner has a 12-month low of $85.88 and a 12-month high of $103.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 1.08 and a quick ratio of 0.91.

Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. The media conglomerate reported $1.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.44 by $0.16. The business had revenue of $8.61 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.41 billion. Time Warner had a return on equity of 18.96% and a net margin of 16.78%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.25 EPS. analysts anticipate that Time Warner will post 7.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 1st. Investors of record on Tuesday, April 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.4025 per share. This is a positive change from Time Warner’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.32. This represents a $1.61 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.65%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 9th. Time Warner’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 25.08%.

A number of research firms have weighed in on TWX. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Time Warner from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, January 12th. UBS raised Time Warner from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the company from $95.26 to $108.00 in a report on Monday, March 12th. Guggenheim reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Time Warner in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Wells Fargo restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $98.00 price target (up previously from $84.00) on shares of Time Warner in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, Pivotal Research restated a “buy” rating and issued a $108.00 price target (up previously from $103.00) on shares of Time Warner in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Fifteen equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Time Warner presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $104.44.

In related news, Director Deborah C. Wright sold 4,019 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $93.61, for a total transaction of $376,218.59. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 27,785 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,600,953.85. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.16% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About Time Warner

Time Warner Inc operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Turner, Home Box Office, and Warner Bros. The Turner segment creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, and kids multi-platform content for consumers.

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