News headlines about Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE:LGF) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lions Gate Entertainment earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.1024647841614 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.
LGF has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Macquarie restated an “outperform” rating and set a $36.00 price objective on shares of Lions Gate Entertainment in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated an “overweight” rating and set a $35.00 price objective on shares of Lions Gate Entertainment in a report on Thursday, August 31st. Argus restated a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 price objective on shares of Lions Gate Entertainment in a report on Friday, September 1st. Sanford C. Bernstein restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Lions Gate Entertainment in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, FBN Securities initiated coverage on shares of Lions Gate Entertainment in a report on Friday, September 15th. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Lions Gate Entertainment presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.62.
Lions Gate Entertainment (NYSE:LGF) traded down $1.67 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $31.04. 1,260,700 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,960,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.43, a current ratio of 1.64 and a quick ratio of 1.64. Lions Gate Entertainment has a one year low of $31.03 and a one year high of $33.00.
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. is engaged in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, international distribution and sales, branded channel platforms, interactive ventures and games and location-based entertainment. The Company operates through two segments: Motion Pictures and Television Production.
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