Somewhat Critical Media Coverage Very Likely to Affect Lee Enterprises, (NYSE:LEE) Stock Price

Media headlines about Lee Enterprises, (NYSE:LEE) have been trending somewhat negative on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lee Enterprises, earned a coverage optimism score of -0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 90 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of research firms recently weighed in on LEE. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Lee Enterprises, from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. TheStreet downgraded Lee Enterprises, from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 31st.

Lee Enterprises, (LEE) traded up 2.78% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $1.85. The company had a trading volume of 51,692 shares. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $1.90 and a 200 day moving average price of $2.44. Lee Enterprises, has a 12-month low of $1.74 and a 12-month high of $3.92. The firm has a market capitalization of $104.80 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.56 and a beta of 2.18.

Lee Enterprises, (NYSE:LEE) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 4th. The company reported ($0.01) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.12 by $0.13. Lee Enterprises, had a net margin of 3.89% and a negative return on equity of 17.38%. The firm had revenue of $133.39 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $137 million. Analysts expect that Lee Enterprises, will post $0.42 EPS for the current year.

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About Lee Enterprises,

Lee Enterprises, Incorporated is a provider of local news and information, and a platform for print and digital advertising. The Company’s products included 46 daily and 34 Sunday newspapers, 300 weekly newspapers, and classified and niche publications, as of September 25, 2016. The Company also provides a range of digital products, including video, digital couponing, behavioral targeting, audience retargeting, banner advertisements and social networking.

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