National CineMedia (NCMI) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds

Press coverage about National CineMedia (NASDAQ:NCMI) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. National CineMedia earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.2162743054723 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

National CineMedia (NCMI) traded down $0.14 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $6.69. The stock had a trading volume of 394,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 705,062. The stock has a market capitalization of $533.03, a P/E ratio of 20.27, a PEG ratio of 2.60 and a beta of 0.62. National CineMedia has a 1-year low of $5.12 and a 1-year high of $15.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -14.71, a quick ratio of 1.76 and a current ratio of 1.76.

National CineMedia (NASDAQ:NCMI) last posted its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The business services provider reported $0.12 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.03. National CineMedia had a negative return on equity of 21.45% and a net margin of 4.81%. The company had revenue of $116.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $108.21 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.13 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that National CineMedia will post 0.29 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 16th were paid a dividend of $0.22 per share. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 13.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 15th. National CineMedia’s dividend payout ratio is presently 266.67%.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on NCMI shares. B. Riley set a $9.00 price target on National CineMedia and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered National CineMedia from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a $5.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered National CineMedia from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, November 4th. ValuEngine raised National CineMedia from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, BidaskClub raised National CineMedia from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 22nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. National CineMedia presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $7.90.

In related news, major shareholder General L.P. Standard acquired 18,500 shares of National CineMedia stock in a transaction on Friday, December 8th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $6.54 per share, with a total value of $120,990.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Amc Starplex, Llc sold 2,800,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $6.49, for a total value of $18,172,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have acquired 795,940 shares of company stock valued at $5,399,529. 5.40% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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National CineMedia Company Profile

National CineMedia, Inc (NCM, Inc) is a holding company that manages its consolidated subsidiary National CineMedia, LLC (NCM LLC). The Company operates digital in-theater network in North America, allowing NCM LLC to sell advertising and certain third-party theater circuits under long-term network affiliate agreements.

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