BT Group (BT) Earns Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.23

Media coverage about BT Group (NYSE:BT) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BT Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 44.3128007463908 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

BT has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Numis Securities reissued a “buy” rating and set a GBX 390 ($5.25) price objective on shares of BT Group in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Deutsche Bank reissued a “sell” rating and set a GBX 265 ($3.57) price objective on shares of BT Group in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Barclays reissued an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 450 ($6.06) price objective on shares of BT Group in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of BT Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and set a GBX 280 ($3.77) price objective on shares of BT Group in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. BT Group currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $317.18.

BT Group (NYSE:BT) traded down $0.01 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $17.48. 644,319 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 742,737. BT Group has a 12-month low of $16.15 and a 12-month high of $24.65. The company has a quick ratio of 0.81, a current ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.50. The company has a market cap of $34,330.00, a P/E ratio of 9.66, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.88 and a beta of 0.93.

The business also recently disclosed a None dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 12th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.297 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a yield of 3.84%. BT Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 90.48%.

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