BT Group (BT) Receives Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.19

News coverage about BT Group (NYSE:BT) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BT Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 44.8362488389292 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of BT Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a GBX 280 ($3.80) target price on shares of BT Group in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Macquarie reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of BT Group in a report on Monday, September 18th. Goldman Sachs Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 340 ($4.61) target price on shares of BT Group in a report on Monday, September 18th. Finally, Numis Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a GBX 390 ($5.29) target price on shares of BT Group in a report on Sunday, September 24th. Three equities research 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’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $317.18.

BT Group (NYSE BT) traded up $0.49 during trading on Friday, reaching $18.91. 967,576 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 912,654. BT Group has a 1 year low of $16.15 and a 1 year high of $24.49. The firm has a market cap of $37,330.00, a PE ratio of 17.84 and a beta of 0.93. The company has a quick ratio of 0.75, a current ratio of 0.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.46.

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

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