News stories about BT Group (NYSE:BT) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BT Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.6820203849346 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- BT appoints Boston Consulting’s Michael Sherman to newly-created role of chief strategy and transformation officer (proactiveinvestors.co.uk)
- Steady Activities: Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:RIGL), BT Group plc (NYSE:BT) – The Oracle Examiner (oracleexaminer.com)
- Technical Review on BT Group plc (BT) – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Market Fallers: Admiral Group plc, BAE Systems plc, Barratt Developments Plc, BT Group plc – DirectorsTalk Interviews (directorstalkinterviews.com)
- BT Sport renews rights for the National League (webwire.com)
Shares of BT Group (NYSE:BT) traded down $0.14 on Wednesday, reaching $16.02. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,771,782 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,248,640. BT Group has a 52 week low of $15.79 and a 52 week high of $21.16. The firm has a market cap of $31,460.00, a P/E ratio of 13.69 and a beta of 0.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.46, a current ratio of 0.77 and a quick ratio of 0.75.
BT has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Bank of America upgraded BT Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. ValuEngine upgraded BT Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded BT Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. UBS Group upgraded BT Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Finally, Citigroup reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of BT Group in a research report on Friday, November 24th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company. BT Group presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $309.13.
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About BT Group
BT Group plc is a communications services company. The Company is engaged in selling fixed-voice services, broadband, mobile and television products and services, as well as managed networked information technology (IT) solutions and cyber security protection. Its segments include Consumer, which provides fixed-voice, broadband, TV and mobile services; EE, which is a mobile network operator in the United Kingdom and provides mobile and fixed communications services to consumers; Business and Public Sector, which provides communications and IT services to businesses and the public sector in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland (RoI) ;Global Services, which provides managed networked IT services to corporate customers; Wholesale and Ventures, which provides fixed and mobile services to communications providers (CPs); and Openreach, which provides copper and fiber connections between its exchanges and homes and businesses.
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