BT Group (BT) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media coverage about BT Group (NYSE:BT) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. 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 coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.5074794429196 out of 100, meaning 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 headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

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NYSE BT traded up $0.13 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $16.56. 1,030,477 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,217,483. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.62, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 0.98. The company has a market capitalization of $32,603.38, a PE ratio of 9.34 and a beta of 1.01. BT Group has a 1 year low of $15.41 and a 1 year high of $21.16.

BT Group (NYSE:BT) last issued its earnings results on Friday, February 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.42 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by ($0.04). BT Group had a net margin of 7.11% and a return on equity of 33.21%. The business had revenue of $7.93 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.60 billion. equities analysts expect that BT Group will post 1.94 EPS for the current year.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on BT shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BT Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. UBS raised shares of BT Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Bank of America raised shares of BT Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Deutsche Bank raised shares of BT Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. Finally, Berenberg Bank raised shares of BT Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $308.94.

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BT Group Company Profile

BT Group plc provides communications services worldwide. Its Consumer segment sells telephones, baby monitors, and Wi-Fi extenders through high street retailers and the online BT Shop, as well as through Website BT.com; and offers home phone, copper and fiber broadband, TV, and mobile services in various packages.

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