Press coverage about Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to AlphaOne. The research group, a division of Accern, ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Telefonica earned a news impact score of 0.08 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 47 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Mexico’s Televisa signs deal with Telefonica to distribute content (finance.yahoo.com)
- Telefonica (TEF) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.33 (americanbankingnews.com)
- Telefonica (TEF) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds (americanbankingnews.com)
- Hot Stocks Among Investors: SAP SE (SAP), Telefonica, S.A. (TEF) – Post Analyst (postanalyst.com)
Shares of Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) traded down 0.91% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $10.88. 575,642 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock has a market cap of $53.27 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.50 and a beta of 1.47. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $11.02 and its 200-day moving average is $9.83. Telefonica has a 12 month low of $8.15 and a 12 month high of $11.39.
A number of brokerages have recently commented on TEF. Zacks Investment Research cut Telefonica from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 28th. Bank of America Corp raised Telefonica from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 1st. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG raised Telefonica from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $8.50 to $11.40 in a research report on Thursday, March 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. Telefonica presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $10.54.
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Telefonica Company Profile
Telefonica, SA is an integrated and diversified telecommunications group operating in Europe and Latin America. The Company’s services and products include Mobile business, Fixed-line telephony business and Digital services. Its segments include Telefonica Spain, Telefonica Brazil, Telefonica Germany, Telefonica United Kingdom and Telefonica Hispanoamerica (formed by the Company’s operators in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela and Central America, Ecuador and Uruguay).
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