Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ:SNI) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds

News headlines about Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ:SNI) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. 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. Scripps Networks Interactive earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.0940845524867 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ:SNI) opened at $86.85 on Thursday. Scripps Networks Interactive has a 52 week low of $64.87 and a 52 week high of $88.45. The company has a quick ratio of 3.19, a current ratio of 3.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90. The firm has a market capitalization of $11,270.00, a PE ratio of 18.64, a PEG ratio of 2.26 and a beta of 1.44.

Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ:SNI) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $1.05 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.96 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $825.53 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $838.63 million. Scripps Networks Interactive had a return on equity of 27.04% and a net margin of 17.46%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.26 EPS. analysts expect that Scripps Networks Interactive will post 5.53 earnings per share for the current year.

Several analysts recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Scripps Networks Interactive from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Scripps Networks Interactive from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $90.00 target price on shares of Scripps Networks Interactive in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $85.62.

In related news, Director Jeffrey Sagansky sold 1,077 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $79.61, for a total value of $85,739.97. Following the sale, the director now owns 7,520 shares in the company, valued at approximately $598,667.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Michael R. Costa sold 18,955 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, December 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.64, for a total value of $1,585,396.20. Following the sale, the director now owns 13,035 shares in the company, valued at $1,090,247.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.50% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Scripps Networks Interactive Company Profile

Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc is a developer of lifestyle-oriented content, providing primarily home, food, travel and other lifestyle-related programing. The Company’s content is distributed through multiple methods, including television, the Internet, digital platforms and licensing arrangements.

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