Thomson Reuters (TRI) Earns Coverage Optimism Score of 0.23

Headlines about Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI) (TSE:TRI) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Thomson Reuters earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.1882607322253 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on TRI shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Thomson Reuters from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, January 5th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “hold” rating and issued a $48.00 target price on shares of Thomson Reuters in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Credit Suisse Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $51.00 target price on shares of Thomson Reuters in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. National Bank Financial cut Thomson Reuters from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Scotiabank restated a “buy” rating and issued a $52.00 target price (down from $54.00) on shares of Thomson Reuters in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $49.36.

Shares of TRI stock traded up $0.10 on Monday, reaching $39.37. 511,692 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,099,985. Thomson Reuters has a 12-month low of $38.22 and a 12-month high of $48.61. The company has a current ratio of 0.62, a quick ratio of 0.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. The company has a market capitalization of $27,864.88, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.69, a P/E/G ratio of 2.96 and a beta of 0.69.

Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI) (TSE:TRI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The business services provider reported $0.60 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.58 by $0.02. Thomson Reuters had a return on equity of 13.61% and a net margin of 12.31%. The business had revenue of $2.94 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.95 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.60 earnings per share. Thomson Reuters’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Thomson Reuters will post 1.89 EPS for the current year.

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Thomson Reuters Corp (Thomson Reuters) is a Canada-based provider of news and information for professional markets. The Company is organized in three business units: Financial & Risk, Legal, and Tax & Accounting. The Financial & Risk unit is a provider of critical news, information and analytics, enabling transactions and connecting communities of trading, investment, financial and corporate professionals.

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