United States Cellular Corporation (USM) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Accern Reports

News coverage about United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. United States Cellular Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 45.862837770122 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on USM shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of United States Cellular Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. BidaskClub cut shares of United States Cellular Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have given a hold rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $37.33.

United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 4th. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.14 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.17 by ($0.03). United States Cellular Corporation had a net margin of 1.26% and a return on equity of 1.12%. The business had revenue of $963.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $949.43 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.32 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.9% on a year-over-year basis.

In other United States Cellular Corporation news, EVP Steven T. Campbell sold 18,292 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.95, for a total transaction of $730,765.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 1.60% of the company’s stock.

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About United States Cellular Corporation

United States Cellular Corporation (U.S. Cellular) is a provider of wireless telecommunication services. The Company’s wireless operating markets are in the United States. U.S. Cellular provides service to postpaid and prepaid customers from a range of demographic segments. The Company focuses on retail consumers, government and small-to-mid-size business customers in industries, such as construction, retail, professional services and real estate.

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