E. W. Scripps (SSP) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.13

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:

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.

E. W. Scripps (NYSE:SSP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 3rd. The company reported ($0.03) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.05) by $0.02. The business had revenue of $216.45 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $219.04 million. E. W. Scripps had a negative net margin of 12.33% and a negative return on equity of 11.37%. The business’s revenue was down 7.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.15 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that E. W. Scripps will post -0.1 EPS for the current year.

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.

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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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