Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Thomson Reuters (TRI) Share Price

News articles about Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI) (TSE:TRI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Thomson Reuters earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.5484291562306 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Thomson Reuters stock opened at $39.47 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 0.62 and a quick ratio of 0.63. The stock has a market capitalization of $28,148.70, a PE ratio of 15.81, a PEG ratio of 2.99 and a beta of 0.71. Thomson Reuters has a 52-week low of $38.71 and a 52-week high of $48.61.

Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI) (TSE:TRI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The business services provider reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $2.94 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.95 billion. Thomson Reuters had a return on equity of 13.61% and a net margin of 12.31%. Thomson Reuters’s quarterly revenue was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.60 EPS. research analysts expect that Thomson Reuters will post 1.89 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 22nd were given a $0.345 dividend. This represents a $1.38 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.50%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, February 21st. Thomson Reuters’s dividend payout ratio is presently 70.77%.

A number of analysts recently commented on TRI shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Thomson Reuters from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Scotiabank reissued a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price objective (down previously from $54.00) on shares of Thomson Reuters in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. ValuEngine raised Thomson Reuters from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price objective on Thomson Reuters from $49.00 to $47.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Edward Jones lowered Thomson Reuters from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $50.23.

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About Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters Corp (Thomson Reuters) is a Canada-based provider of news and information for professional markets. The Company is organized in three business units: Financial & Risk, Legal, and Tax & Accounting. The Financial & Risk unit is a provider of critical news, information and analytics, enabling transactions and connecting communities of trading, investment, financial and corporate professionals.

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