Thomson Reuters (TRI) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media stories about Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI) (TSE:TRI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news 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. Thomson Reuters earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.609200372039 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on TRI shares. National Bank Financial cut shares of Thomson Reuters from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $51.00 price target on shares of Thomson Reuters in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Thomson Reuters from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $48.00 price target on shares of Thomson Reuters in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, Scotiabank restated a “buy” rating and issued a $52.00 price target (down from $54.00) on shares of Thomson Reuters in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $50.23.

Shares of NYSE TRI opened at $38.65 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $27,339.79, a PE ratio of 15.35, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.91 and a beta of 0.71. Thomson Reuters has a 12 month low of $38.22 and a 12 month high of $48.61. The company has a quick ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 0.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40.

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

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 22nd were given a dividend of $0.345 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, February 21st. This represents a $1.38 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.57%. Thomson Reuters’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 70.77%.

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Thomson Reuters Company Profile

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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