News headlines about T-Mobile US (NASDAQ:TMUS) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. T-Mobile US earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.9163358376056 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- T-Mobile Is Ready for Some Football! Boosts LTE Capacity in Minneapolis by 35x (finance.yahoo.com)
- Tiger Eye Capital Has Cut T Mobile Us (TMUS) Holding; Last Week TIM ParticipaÃ§Ãµes SA (TSU) Analysts – Hill Country Times (hillcountrytimes.com)
- Are These Going Behind the Curtain? T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS), Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
- T-Mobile Didn't Waste a Second Buying Back Its Shares (finance.yahoo.com)
- Do What Insiders Does: T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS), Newell Brands Inc. (NWL) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on TMUS shares. Deutsche Bank increased their target price on shares of T-Mobile US to $72.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, December 11th. Bank of America increased their target price on shares of T-Mobile US from $34.00 to $40.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. KeyCorp set a $72.00 target price on shares of T-Mobile US and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. UBS Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $70.00 target price (down previously from $80.00) on shares of T-Mobile US in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $70.00 target price on shares of T-Mobile US in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, twenty-one have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. T-Mobile US has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $69.86.
T-Mobile US (NASDAQ:TMUS) last issued its earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.17. The company had revenue of $10.02 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.01 billion. T-Mobile US had a net margin of 5.55% and a return on equity of 9.99%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.27 EPS. equities research analysts expect that T-Mobile US will post 2.44 EPS for the current year.
T-Mobile US declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, December 6th that allows the company to repurchase $1.50 billion in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization allows the Wireless communications provider to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.
In related news, EVP David A. Miller sold 15,000 shares of T-Mobile US stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.78, for a total transaction of $941,700.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 104,448 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,557,245.44. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Elizabeth A. Mcauliffe sold 4,310 shares of T-Mobile US stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.10, for a total transaction of $276,271.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 73,620 shares of company stock worth $4,708,192 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 0.29% of the company’s stock.
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About T-Mobile US
T-Mobile US, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides mobile communications services in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company offers voice, messaging, and data services to approximately 71 million customers in the postpaid, prepaid, and wholesale markets. It also provides wireless devices, including smartphones, tablets, and other mobile communication devices, as well as accessories that are manufactured by various suppliers.
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