Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Telus (TU) Stock Price

News articles about Telus (NYSE:TU) (TSE:T) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Telus earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 45.9056203881453 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

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TU has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. TD Securities raised shares of Telus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Telus from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 20th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Telus from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $45.14.

NYSE TU traded down $0.22 on Friday, hitting $35.21. 558,571 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 424,532. The company has a quick ratio of 0.48, a current ratio of 0.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.48. Telus has a fifty-two week low of $32.56 and a fifty-two week high of $38.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $20,949.95, a PE ratio of 17.34, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 0.89.

Telus (NYSE:TU) (TSE:T) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.45 by ($0.02). Telus had a return on equity of 18.78% and a net margin of 10.94%. The firm had revenue of $3.47 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.44 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.53 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Telus will post 2.15 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, April 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 9th were issued a $0.402 dividend. This represents a $1.61 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.57%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 8th. Telus’s payout ratio is 79.31%.

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Telus Company Profile

TELUS Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides a range of telecommunications products and services in Canada. It operates through Wireless and Wireline segments. The company's telecommunications products and services comprise wireless and wireline voice and data services; data services, including Internet protocol; television services; hosting, managed information technology, and security and cloud-based services; healthcare solutions; business process outsourcing; and security solutions.

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