Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect TELUS (T) Share Price

Media stories about TELUS (TSE:T) (NYSE:TU) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. TELUS earned a daily sentiment score of 1.88 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news coverage about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected TELUS’s ranking:

T has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on TELUS from C$51.00 to C$53.00 in a research report on Thursday, November 29th. TD Securities lifted their price objective on TELUS from C$54.00 to C$55.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. TELUS has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of C$52.00.

Shares of TSE:T opened at C$47.80 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 140.84. TELUS has a 52 week low of C$43.88 and a 52 week high of C$49.15.

TELUS (TSE:T) (NYSE:TU) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 8th. The company reported C$0.74 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of C$0.71 by C$0.03. The business had revenue of C$3.77 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of C$3.55 billion. As a group, equities analysts anticipate that TELUS will post 3.06999999355854 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 2nd. Investors of record on Tuesday, December 11th will be issued a $0.545 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 10th. This represents a $2.18 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.56%. This is a boost from TELUS’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.53. TELUS’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 82.47%.

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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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