TELUS (TU) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

News headlines about TELUS (NYSE:TU) (TSE:T) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TELUS earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.5933815598405 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

TELUS (NYSE TU) traded down $0.10 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $37.55. The stock had a trading volume of 350,241 shares, compared to its average volume of 414,640. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.44, a current ratio of 0.55 and a quick ratio of 0.48. The firm has a market cap of $22,342.40, a PE ratio of 18.88, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.32 and a beta of 0.92. TELUS has a 52-week low of $31.23 and a 52-week high of $38.50.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 11th will be given a $0.505 dividend. This is a boost from TELUS’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.39. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 8th. This represents a $2.02 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.38%. TELUS’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 97.53%.

Several analysts have issued reports on TU shares. BidaskClub cut TELUS from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 12th. BMO Capital Markets raised their price objective on TELUS from $46.00 to $47.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Barclays raised their price objective on TELUS from $38.00 to $41.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Zacks Investment Research cut TELUS from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, Scotiabank raised TELUS from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. TELUS has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $45.14.

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TELUS Company Profile

TELUS Corporation (TELUS) is a telecommunications company. The Company provides a range of telecommunications services and products, including wireless and wireline voice and data. Its data services include Internet protocol (IP), television (TV), hosting, managed information technology and cloud-based services, and certain healthcare solutions.

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