Media coverage about Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Manchester United earned a media sentiment score of 0.93 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news stories about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Manchester United’s ranking:
A number of research analysts recently weighed in on MANU shares. Deutsche Bank set a $20.00 target price on Manchester United and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 20th. Zacks Investment Research cut Manchester United from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 17th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. Manchester United presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $23.25.
Shares of Manchester United stock opened at $19.90 on Friday. Manchester United has a twelve month low of $16.91 and a twelve month high of $27.70. The firm has a market capitalization of $799.88 million, a P/E ratio of 142.14, a PEG ratio of 4.54 and a beta of 0.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a current ratio of 0.99.
Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 14th. The company reported $0.36 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.16. Manchester United had a return on equity of 10.14% and a net margin of 2.53%. The firm had revenue of $208.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $197.27 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.09 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.6% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, equities research analysts predict that Manchester United will post 0.2 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 5th. Shareholders of record on Friday, April 26th will be given a $0.09 dividend. This represents a yield of 1.84%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 25th. Manchester United’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 128.57%.
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Manchester United Company Profile
Manchester United plc, together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates a professional sports team in the United Kingdom. The company operates Manchester United Football Club, a professional football club. It develops marketing and sponsorship relationships with international and regional companies to leverage its brand.
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