Stantec (STN) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Accern Reports

Media coverage about Stantec (NYSE:STN) (TSE:STN) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Stantec earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.3889611213617 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Stantec (NYSE STN) opened at $28.35 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,230.34, a P/E ratio of 36.82 and a beta of 1.59. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33, a current ratio of 1.45 and a quick ratio of 1.45. Stantec has a 12-month low of $22.25 and a 12-month high of $29.25.

Stantec announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Thursday, November 9th that permits the company to repurchase 2,280,000 outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization permits the business services provider to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company’s leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. Royal Bank of Canada assumed coverage on Stantec in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. They issued a “sector perform” rating and a $40.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised Stantec from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $35.00.

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Stantec Company Profile

Stantec Inc is a provider of professional services in the area of infrastructure and facilities for clients in the public and private sectors. The Company’s operates through four segments Consulting Services-Canada, Consulting Services-United States, Consulting Services-Global and Construction Services.

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