BT Group (BT) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

Media stories about BT Group (NYSE:BT) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of 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 negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BT Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.9610673071734 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

BT Group (BT) traded up $0.02 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $16.24. 805,062 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,266,010. The company has a market capitalization of $32,210.00, a PE ratio of 13.76 and a beta of 0.92. The company has a current ratio of 0.77, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.46. BT Group has a twelve month low of $15.79 and a twelve month high of $21.16.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on BT shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of BT Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Credit Suisse Group lowered their target price on shares of BT Group from GBX 320 ($4.42) to GBX 280 ($3.87) and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Deutsche Bank reissued a “sell” rating and set a GBX 265 ($3.66) target price on shares of BT Group in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Beaufort Securities downgraded shares of BT Group to a “hold” rating and lowered their target price for the stock from GBX 340 ($4.70) to GBX 265 ($3.66) in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Jefferies Group lowered their target price on shares of BT Group from GBX 280 ($3.87) to GBX 265 ($3.66) and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. BT Group presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $317.12.

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BT Group Company Profile

BT Group plc is a communications services company. The Company is engaged in selling fixed-voice services, broadband, mobile and television products and services, as well as managed networked information technology (IT) solutions and cyber security protection. Its segments include Consumer, which provides fixed-voice, broadband, TV and mobile services; EE, which is a mobile network operator in the United Kingdom and provides mobile and fixed communications services to consumers; Business and Public Sector, which provides communications and IT services to businesses and the public sector in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland (RoI) ;Global Services, which provides managed networked IT services to corporate customers; Wholesale and Ventures, which provides fixed and mobile services to communications providers (CPs); and Openreach, which provides copper and fiber connections between its exchanges and homes and businesses.

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