Headlines about BT Group PLC (NYSE:BT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BT Group PLC earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.7759880952728 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- 4 turnaround stocks on my watchlist: BT Group plc, Interserve plc, Petrofac Limited and Boohoo.Com PLC – Investomania (blog) (investomania.co.uk)
- Hibernia REIT PLC : half-yearly earnings release (4-traders.com)
- Manchester youngsters can kick-start their careers with a free BT work placement (mynewsdesk.com)
- Quant Score Make BT Group (BT) a Sell – Investorplace.com (investorplace.com)
- BT’s national network centre in Shropshire lines up for BBC’s Children in Need (mynewsdesk.com)
BT Group PLC (BT) opened at $16.23 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $32,786.64, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.13, a PEG ratio of 4.61 and a beta of 0.98. BT Group PLC has a one year low of $16.22 and a one year high of $24.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.50, a quick ratio of 0.81 and a current ratio of 0.83.
The firm also recently declared a None dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 12th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.297 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 3.84%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. BT Group PLC’s dividend payout ratio is presently 91.35%.
Several analysts have issued reports on BT shares. Macquarie upped their price target on shares of BT Group PLC from GBX 330 ($4.34) to GBX 340 ($4.47) and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 360 ($4.73) target price on shares of BT Group PLC in a report on Monday, July 31st. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “sell” rating and set a GBX 265 ($3.49) target price on shares of BT Group PLC in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. BidaskClub lowered shares of BT Group PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 410 ($5.39) target price on shares of BT Group PLC in a report on Monday, July 31st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $317.18.
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