WideOpenWest (NYSE:WOW) Earning Somewhat Negative Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

Press coverage about WideOpenWest (NYSE:WOW) has trended somewhat negative on Thursday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. WideOpenWest earned a media sentiment score of -0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 38.1369321174158 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on WOW. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of WideOpenWest from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, March 17th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of WideOpenWest from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, March 15th. SunTrust Banks dropped their price objective on shares of WideOpenWest to $13.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Royal Bank of Canada downgraded shares of WideOpenWest from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, March 21st. Finally, UBS downgraded shares of WideOpenWest from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $19.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. WideOpenWest currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $18.00.

NYSE:WOW traded down $0.03 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $7.15. 221,948 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 568,670. The company has a quick ratio of 0.86, a current ratio of 0.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -10.90. WideOpenWest has a 1 year low of $7.03 and a 1 year high of $18.83.

In related news, CEO Teresa L. Elder bought 13,590 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 19th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $7.36 per share, with a total value of $100,022.40. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Crestview Partners Iii Gp, L.P bought 1,456,767 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 21st. The stock was bought at an average cost of $7.19 per share, for a total transaction of $10,474,154.73. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired 1,477,132 shares of company stock worth $10,624,244 in the last ninety days.

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About WideOpenWest

WideOpenWest, Inc is a cable operator in the United States. The Company provides high-speed data (HSD), cable television (Video), digital telephony (Telephony) and business-class services. The Company’s products are available either as a bundle or as an individual service to residential and business services customers.

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