Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) Given News Sentiment Score of 0.17

Headlines about Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ:SNI) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Scripps Networks Interactive earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.0343265397766 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) traded down $0.36 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $85.35. 1,290,000 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,060,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $11,030.00, a P/E ratio of 18.32, a P/E/G ratio of 2.17 and a beta of 1.45. Scripps Networks Interactive has a 52-week low of $64.87 and a 52-week high of $88.45. The company has a current ratio of 3.19, a quick ratio of 3.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90.

Scripps Networks Interactive (NASDAQ:SNI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $1.05 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.96 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $825.53 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $838.63 million. Scripps Networks Interactive had a net margin of 17.46% and a return on equity of 27.04%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.26 earnings per share. analysts predict that Scripps Networks Interactive will post 5.53 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Sunday, December 10th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were given a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.41%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 29th. Scripps Networks Interactive’s payout ratio is currently 12.88%.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on SNI. BidaskClub raised shares of Scripps Networks Interactive from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday. Royal Bank of Canada set a $90.00 target price on shares of Scripps Networks Interactive and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Scripps Networks Interactive in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Cowen reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $90.00 target price on shares of Scripps Networks Interactive in a report on Friday, September 8th. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Scripps Networks Interactive in a report on Friday, August 25th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Scripps Networks Interactive currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $85.62.

In other Scripps Networks Interactive news, Director Jeffrey Sagansky sold 1,077 shares of Scripps Networks Interactive stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.61, for a total transaction of $85,739.97. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 7,520 shares in the company, valued at $598,667.20. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Michael R. Costa sold 18,955 shares of Scripps Networks Interactive stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $83.64, for a total transaction of $1,585,396.20. Following the transaction, the director now owns 13,035 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,090,247.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 2.50% of the company’s stock.

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About Scripps Networks Interactive

Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc is a developer of lifestyle-oriented content, providing primarily home, food, travel and other lifestyle-related programing. The Company’s content is distributed through multiple methods, including television, the Internet, digital platforms and licensing arrangements.

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