News coverage about E. W. Scripps (NYSE:SSP) has trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. E. W. Scripps earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.3847919885583 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Without a Trace to Debut on Escape Jan. 1, … (ih.advfn.com)
- Without a Trace to Debut on Escape Jan. 1, 2018 With 12-Hour New Year’s Day Marathon (finance.yahoo.com)
- E.W. Scripps CEO Says Media Industry Is in 'Golden Age' (finance.yahoo.com)
- Marvel partners with Stitcher to launch its first scripted podcast, ‘Wolverine: The Long Night’ (finance.yahoo.com)
- Scripps National Spelling Bee Introduces RSVBee; Program Invites More Participants For The National Finals (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of E. W. Scripps (SSP) opened at $15.27 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $1,277.63, a PE ratio of 31.84 and a beta of 1.93. The company has a quick ratio of 3.27, a current ratio of 3.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42. E. W. Scripps has a fifty-two week low of $13.88 and a fifty-two week high of $24.15.
Several equities analysts recently issued reports on SSP shares. Jefferies Group reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of E. W. Scripps in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. Benchmark reduced their price target on shares of E. W. Scripps from $22.00 to $20.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Guggenheim started coverage on shares of E. W. Scripps in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $19.00 price target on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of E. W. Scripps from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Noble Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of E. W. Scripps in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $19.75.
E. W. Scripps Company Profile
The E. W. Scripps Company is a media enterprise with interests in television and radio broadcasting, as well as local and national digital media brands. The Company’s segments include television, radio, digital, and syndication and other. As of December 31, 2016, the Television segment included approximately 15 American Broadcasting Company (ABC) affiliates, five National Broadcasting Company (NBC) affiliates, two FOX affiliates, two Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) affiliates and four non big-four affiliated stations.
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