Shaw Communications (SJR) Given Daily News Impact Score of 0.09

Media headlines about Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR) (TSE:SJR.B) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Shaw Communications earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 45.0626809033417 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

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Shares of SJR traded down $0.17 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $19.26. 110,842 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 707,464. Shaw Communications has a 1 year low of $18.50 and a 1 year high of $23.44. The company has a current ratio of 0.76, a quick ratio of 0.66 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70. The firm has a market cap of $9,596.16, a PE ratio of 21.11, a P/E/G ratio of 4.09 and a beta of 0.93.

Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR) (TSE:SJR.B) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 11th. The company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.25 by ($0.06). The business had revenue of $1.25 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.26 billion. Shaw Communications had a net margin of 17.34% and a return on equity of 9.89%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.18 EPS. research analysts forecast that Shaw Communications will post 0.94 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 27th. Investors of record on Friday, April 13th will be paid a $0.0795 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 12th. This represents a $0.95 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.95%. Shaw Communications’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 113.10%.

SJR has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Shaw Communications from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. Canaccord Genuity set a $28.00 price objective on Shaw Communications and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, TD Securities raised Shaw Communications to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 12th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $27.00.

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Shaw Communications Company Profile

Shaw Communications Inc operates as a diversified communications company in North America. The company operates through Consumer, Business Network Services, and Wireless segments. The Consumer segment provides cable telecommunications services, including video, Internet, Wi-Fi, phone, and satellite video services to residential customers.

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