News headlines about Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR) (TSE:SJR.B) have been trending somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Shaw Communications earned a media sentiment score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 47.7176855498469 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
Several brokerages have weighed in on SJR. Canaccord Genuity set a $28.00 price target on Shaw Communications and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. TheStreet raised Shaw Communications from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Scotiabank downgraded Shaw Communications from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research cut Shaw Communications from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. Finally, Bank of America restated 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 issued a hold rating to the stock. Shaw Communications has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.00.
Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR) traded down $0.68 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $21.57. The stock had a trading volume of 1,324,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 499,654. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70, a current ratio of 0.80 and a quick ratio of 0.72. Shaw Communications has a 52-week low of $20.13 and a 52-week high of $23.44. The firm has a market cap of $10,810.00, a PE ratio of 24.24, a PEG ratio of 4.53 and a beta of 0.96.
The company also recently disclosed a jan 18 dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 28th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 15th will be issued a $0.0988 dividend. Shaw Communications’s payout ratio is 105.62%.
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Shaw Communications Company Profile
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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