Media coverage about Telefonica SA (NYSE:TEF) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog 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. Telefonica SA earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 77 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- Head-To-Head Comparison: Inteliquent (IQNT) and Telefonica SA (NYSE:TEF) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Watching Telefonica SA (TEF)’s Trading Levels – Danville Daily (danvilledaily.com)
- Telefonica SA :TEF-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 3, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Telefonica SA (TEF) Shares Needle Moving -0.79% – Evergreen Caller (evergreencaller.com)
- Telefonica SA (NYSE:TEF) Upgraded to Buy by BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
Several research analysts have weighed in on TEF shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Telefonica SA from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Barclays PLC lowered Telefonica SA from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Friday, May 12th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) upgraded Telefonica SA from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 17th. TheStreet upgraded Telefonica SA from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, May 25th. Finally, BNP Paribas started coverage on Telefonica SA in a report on Wednesday, May 31st. They issued a “neutral” rating on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $10.68.
Telefonica SA (TEF) traded up 0.17% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $11.48. The company had a trading volume of 1,054,034 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $58.81 billion, a PE ratio of 19.97 and a beta of 1.34. Telefonica SA has a 12-month low of $8.15 and a 12-month high of $11.64. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $10.73 and its 200-day moving average price is $10.72.
Telefonica SA (NYSE:TEF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The utilities provider reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.02. Telefonica SA had a net margin of 5.18% and a return on equity of 29.02%. The business had revenue of $14.24 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $15.01 billion. On average, analysts forecast that Telefonica SA will post $0.89 EPS for the current fiscal year.
About Telefonica SA
Telefonica, SA is an integrated and diversified telecommunications group operating in Europe and Latin America. The Company’s services and products include Mobile business, Fixed-line telephony business and Digital services. Its segments include Telefonica Spain, Telefonica Brazil, Telefonica Germany, Telefonica United Kingdom and Telefonica Hispanoamerica (formed by the Company’s operators in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela and Central America, Ecuador and Uruguay).
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