Dell (DELL) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

News stories about Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Dell earned a news sentiment score of 1.50 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news articles about the technology company an news buzz score of 7 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Dell’s ranking:

Several equities analysts have commented on DELL shares. Bank of America started coverage on Dell in a research report on Friday, January 4th. They set a “buy” rating and a $63.00 price objective for the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. assumed coverage on Dell in a research report on Friday, December 28th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $60.00 price objective for the company. Cross Research assumed coverage on Dell in a research report on Monday, January 7th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $65.00 price target for the company. UBS Group assumed coverage on Dell in a research report on Tuesday. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. Finally, BMO Capital Markets assumed coverage on Dell in a research report on Thursday, January 10th. They issued a “market perform” rating for the company. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $61.00.

DELL opened at $43.35 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 0.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.81. The stock has a market capitalization of $34.89 billion, a PE ratio of 7.03 and a beta of 0.47. Dell has a 1 year low of $42.02 and a 1 year high of $49.10.

Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 29th. The technology company reported $1.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $22.48 billion during the quarter. Dell had a positive return on equity of 31.57% and a negative net margin of 2.84%. Sell-side analysts forecast that Dell will post 6.23 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Dell

Dell Inc (Dell) is a global information technology company that offers its customers a range of solutions and services delivered directly by Dell and through other distribution channels. Dell is a holding company that conducts its business worldwide through its subsidiaries. The Company operates in four segments: Large Enterprise, Public, Small and Medium Business, and Consumer.

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