Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) Receiving Somewhat Critical Media Coverage, Accern Reports

Press coverage about Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) has been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Manchester United earned a daily sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.8303165015007 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

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Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Manchester United from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th.

NYSE MANU traded down $0.20 on Thursday, hitting $19.55. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 35,020 shares, compared to its average volume of 32,471. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 0.84 and a current ratio of 0.84. Manchester United has a 1-year low of $15.86 and a 1-year high of $22.15. The stock has a market cap of $771.74, a P/E ratio of 72.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 6.03 and a beta of 0.52.

Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.13. Manchester United had a negative net margin of 0.23% and a positive return on equity of 8.17%. The firm had revenue of $163.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $163.95 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.11 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Manchester United will post 0.14 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, June 5th. Shareholders of record on Friday, April 27th will be given a $0.09 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 26th. Manchester United’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 66.67%.

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Manchester United Company Profile

Manchester United plc is engaged in the operation of a professional football club together with related and ancillary activities. Its football operations primarily comprise various activities, such as its first team, reserve team, youth academy, global scouting networks and other operations, such as its sport science, medical and fitness operations at the Aon Training Complex.

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