Media headlines about Chunghwa Telecom Co. (NYSE:CHT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Chunghwa Telecom Co. earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Corporate News Blog – Turnaround and Performance Improvement Expert Shawn O’Donnell Joins Alaska Communications’ Board as Independent Director (finance.yahoo.com)
- Credit Suisse AG Raises Stake in Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (CHT) (overnewsmagazine.com)
- Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (CHT) Position Up in Latest Report from Td Asset Management Inc (highlightpress.com)
- Zacks: Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (CHT) Given $29.66 Consensus Price Target by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
Chunghwa Telecom Co. (NYSE:CHT) traded up 0.59% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $33.92. 87,602 shares of the stock traded hands. Chunghwa Telecom Co. has a one year low of $31.28 and a one year high of $37.39. The company’s 50-day moving average is $35.28 and its 200-day moving average is $34.15. The company has a market cap of $26.31 billion, a PE ratio of 20.94 and a beta of 0.33.
Chunghwa Telecom Co. (NYSE:CHT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The utilities provider reported $0.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $1.84 billion for the quarter. Chunghwa Telecom Co. had a net margin of 16.49% and a return on equity of 10.25%. Equities research analysts expect that Chunghwa Telecom Co. will post $1.66 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared an annual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 21st will be paid a $1.6294 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, July 19th. This is a boost from Chunghwa Telecom Co.’s previous annual dividend of $1.33. This represents a dividend yield of 4.57%. Chunghwa Telecom Co.’s dividend payout ratio is 82.58%.
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on CHT. BidaskClub cut shares of Chunghwa Telecom Co. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Chunghwa Telecom Co. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, May 29th. Finally, UBS AG cut shares of Chunghwa Telecom Co. from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, May 12th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $40.00.
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Chunghwa Telecom Co. Company Profile
Chunghwa Telecom Co, Ltd. provides telecommunication services. The Company’s segments include Domestic fixed communications business, which is engaged in the provision of local telephone services, domestic long distance telephone services, broadband access and related services; Mobile communications business, which is engaged in the provision of mobile services, sales of mobile handsets and data cards, and related services; Internet business, which is engaged in the provision of HiNet services and related services; International fixed communications business, which includes international long distance telephone services, international leased line services, international data services, satellite services, and information and communication technology (ICT) and other international services, and Others, which is engaged in the provision of non-telecom services.
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