Media headlines about Chunghwa Telecom Co. (NYSE:CHT) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Chunghwa Telecom Co. earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (NYSE:CHT) Experiences Lighter than Average Trading Volume (highlightpress.com)
- Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. (CHT) Given Average Rating of “Sell” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Analyzing Chunghwa Telecom Co. (CHT) & Consolidated Communications Holdings (CNSL) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Chunghwa Telecom Co. (CHT) & Consolidated Communications Holdings (CNSL) Critical Review (americanbankingnews.com)
Several research firms have recently weighed in on CHT. BidaskClub downgraded Chunghwa Telecom Co. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised Chunghwa Telecom Co. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, May 29th. Finally, TheStreet raised Chunghwa Telecom Co. from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, March 16th.
Shares of Chunghwa Telecom Co. (NYSE CHT) opened at 35.60 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $27.62 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.84 and a beta of 0.33. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $35.52 and a 200 day moving average price of $33.64. Chunghwa Telecom Co. has a 12-month low of $31.28 and a 12-month high of $38.47.
Chunghwa Telecom Co. (NYSE:CHT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 27th. The utilities provider reported $0.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.02. Chunghwa Telecom Co. had a net margin of 16.68% and a return on equity of 10.38%. The company had revenue of $1.75 billion for the quarter. Equities analysts anticipate that Chunghwa Telecom Co. will post $1.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed an annual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Investors of record on Friday, July 21st will be given a dividend of $1.6294 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, July 19th. This represents a yield of 4.57%. This is a positive change from Chunghwa Telecom Co.’s previous annual dividend of $1.33. Chunghwa Telecom Co.’s payout ratio is currently 88.31%.
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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