Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect BT Group (NYSE:BT) Share Price

Media stories about BT Group (NYSE:BT) have been trending positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BT Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.0808373782888 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

BT Group (NYSE:BT) opened at $18.42 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $36,530.00, a P/E ratio of 17.38 and a beta of 0.93. BT Group has a fifty-two week low of $16.15 and a fifty-two week high of $24.49. The company has a current ratio of 0.77, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.46.

The firm also recently disclosed a None dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 12th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a $0.297 dividend. This represents a yield of 3.84%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. BT Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 90.57%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on BT shares. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 265 ($3.59) price objective on shares of BT Group in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. BNP Paribas reissued an “underperform” rating and set a GBX 240 ($3.25) price target on shares of BT Group in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. Numis Securities reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 390 ($5.29) price target on shares of BT Group in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised BT Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group restated a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 340 ($4.61) price objective on shares of BT Group in a research note on Monday, September 18th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. BT Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $317.18.

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