E.W. Scripps Company (The) (SSP) Receives Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.40

Media headlines about E.W. Scripps Company (The) (NYSE:SSP) have trended positive on Sunday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. E.W. Scripps Company (The) earned a media sentiment score of 0.40 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 43 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on SSP. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $20.00 price objective on shares of E.W. Scripps Company (The) in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Benchmark Co. reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $26.00 price objective on shares of E.W. Scripps Company (The) in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded E.W. Scripps Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded E.W. Scripps Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $22.00.

E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE:SSP) traded up 0.65% on Friday, hitting $20.05. The stock had a trading volume of 240,521 shares. E.W. Scripps Company has a 1-year low of $12.16 and a 1-year high of $24.15. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.65 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.04 and a beta of 1.99. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $18.31 and its 200 day moving average is $20.11.

E.W. Scripps Company (The) (NYSE:SSP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, May 5th. The company reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.06) by $0.04. E.W. Scripps Company (The) had a return on equity of 6.45% and a net margin of 6.40%. The company had revenue of $211 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $211.50 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.06 earnings per share. E.W. Scripps Company (The)’s revenue was up .7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that E.W. Scripps Company will post $0.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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E.W. Scripps Company (The) Company Profile

The E. W. Scripps Company is a media enterprise with interests in television and radio broadcasting, as well as local and national digital media brands. The Company’s segments include television, radio, digital, and syndication and other. As of December 31, 2016, the Television segment included approximately 15 American Broadcasting Company (ABC) affiliates, five National Broadcasting Company (NBC) affiliates, two FOX affiliates, two Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) affiliates and four non big-four affiliated stations.

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