Press coverage about S&P Global (NYSE:SPGI) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. S&P Global earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 45.6654292333741 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Way to read Technical data on S&P Global Inc. (SPGI) – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Kagan Releases Fourth Quarter 2017 U.S. Multichannel Subscriber Report (finance.yahoo.com)
- Technical Facts for Investment in S&P Global Inc. (SPGI) – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- S&P Global Reaches Analyst Target Price – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- S&P accused of weakening ratings model to win business in landmark Australian lawsuit (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of S&P Global (NYSE SPGI) traded down $3.51 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $192.38. 956,368 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,730,000. The company has a market capitalization of $48,850.00, a PE ratio of 30.30, a PEG ratio of 1.59 and a beta of 1.41. S&P Global has a 52 week low of $127.28 and a 52 week high of $197.76. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.13, a quick ratio of 1.35 and a current ratio of 1.35.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 12th. Investors of record on Monday, February 26th were paid a $0.50 dividend. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.04%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, February 23rd. This is an increase from S&P Global’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.41. S&P Global’s payout ratio is 31.50%.
A number of research firms have commented on SPGI. Argus lifted their price objective on shares of S&P Global to $210.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. Susquehanna Bancshares cut shares of S&P Global from a “positive” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. BMO Capital Markets boosted their target price on shares of S&P Global from $183.00 to $186.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Cantor Fitzgerald boosted their target price on shares of S&P Global from $190.00 to $196.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on shares of S&P Global from $192.00 to $198.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $190.36.
In related news, insider John L. Berisford sold 15,902 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $192.19, for a total value of $3,056,205.38. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 25,455 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,892,196.45. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, SVP Nancy Luquette sold 890 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $188.53, for a total value of $167,791.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 20,792 shares of company stock valued at $3,973,197. 0.20% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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About S&P Global
S&P Global Inc, formerly McGraw Hill Financial Inc, is a provider of ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets around the world. The Company operates through three segments: Ratings, which provides credit ratings, research and analytics to investors, issuers and other market participants; Market and Commodities Intelligence, which offers multi-asset-class data, research and analytical capabilities that integrate cross-asset analytics and desktop services, and deliver their customers in the commodity and energy markets access to information, data, analytic services and pricing and benchmarks, and S&P Dow Jones Indices (Indices), which is an index provider that maintains a range of valuation and index benchmarks for investment advisors, wealth managers and institutional investors.
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