News headlines about Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (NYSE:TSM) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 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. Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. earned a news sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.1512390780133 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- HSBC Upgrades Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSM) to Buy, ‘Structural growth story underappreciated’ (streetinsider.com)
- Bitcoin More Important Than iPhone to Growth at Some Asian Firms (finance.yahoo.com)
- Implied Volatility Surging for Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM) Stock Options (finance.yahoo.com)
- Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (TSM) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Thursday (americanbankingnews.com)
- Why Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Stock Jumped 26.4% in 2017 (fool.com)
Several research firms have recently weighed in on TSM. ValuEngine raised Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Daiwa Capital Markets lowered Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. from an “outperform” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. HSBC upgraded Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday, November 27th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $37.50.
Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (NYSE:TSM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The semiconductor company reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.01. Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. had a net margin of 35.71% and a return on equity of 24.48%. research analysts predict that Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. will post 2.19 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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About Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC) is a semiconductor foundry. The Company is engaged in the manufacturing, selling, packaging, testing and computer-aided design of integrated circuits and other semiconductor devices and the manufacturing of masks. It operates through foundry segment.
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