PLDT (PHI) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Score of -0.05

Media headlines about PLDT (NYSE:PHI) have trended somewhat negative on Sunday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 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 closest to one being the most favorable. PLDT earned a news impact score of -0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.3701811072339 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

PHI stock traded down $0.12 during trading on Friday, hitting $28.85. 100,676 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 70,258. The company has a quick ratio of 0.52, a current ratio of 0.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.43. The company has a market capitalization of $6,233.22, a PE ratio of 11.87, a PEG ratio of 0.96 and a beta of 0.84. PLDT has a twelve month low of $27.82 and a twelve month high of $38.54.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of PLDT from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of PLDT from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, March 9th. Bank of America upgraded shares of PLDT from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Citigroup upgraded shares of PLDT from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of PLDT from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, January 26th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. PLDT presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $33.00.

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PLDT Company Profile

PLDT, Inc, formerly Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), is a telecommunications service provider in the Philippines. The Company operates through three business segments: Wireless, Fixed Line and Others. The Company, through its business segments, offers a range of telecommunications services across the Philippines’ fiber optic backbone and wireless and fixed line networks.

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