Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows

Press coverage about Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR) (TSE:SJR.B) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news 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. Shaw Communications earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.6952305454827 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

SJR has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Shaw Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Scotiabank downgraded shares of Shaw Communications from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Barclays boosted their price target on shares of Shaw Communications from $21.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Shaw Communications from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Bank of America reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $32.00 target price on shares of Shaw Communications in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a hold rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $27.00.

Shares of Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR) traded down $0.49 during trading on Thursday, hitting $22.25. 912,200 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 596,071. Shaw Communications has a 52-week low of $20.13 and a 52-week high of $23.44. The stock has a market capitalization of $11,390.00, a P/E ratio of 24.72, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.53 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a current ratio of 0.80.

The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, February 27th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 15th will be given a $0.0781 dividend. This represents a $0.94 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.21%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 14th. Shaw Communications’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 104.44%.

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About Shaw Communications

Shaw Communications Inc (Shaw) is a diversified connectivity provider. The Company operates through four divisions: Consumer, Wireless, Business Network Services and Business Infrastructure Services. Under the Consumer division, the Company offers Cable telecommunications and Satellite video services to residential customers.

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