Media stories about Orange (NYSE:ORAN) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Orange earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.3459949193738 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
Orange (NYSE:ORAN) opened at $17.28 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $46,910.00, a PE ratio of 86.40 and a beta of 0.62. The company has a quick ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 0.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91. Orange has a twelve month low of $14.94 and a twelve month high of $17.65.
The business also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Investors of record on Monday, December 4th were issued a dividend of $0.294 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 1st. This represents a dividend yield of 3.57%. Orange’s payout ratio is currently 260.00%.
Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. Berenberg Bank upgraded Orange from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Gabelli reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Orange in a report on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered Orange from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 22nd. Bank of America raised Orange from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Orange from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Orange presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $18.00.
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Orange Company Profile
Orange SA is a telecommunications operator. The Company also provides telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. The Company’s segments include France, Spain, Poland, Belgium and Luxembourg, Central European countries, Africa and Middle East, Enterprise, and International Carriers & Shared Services.
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