News headlines about Orange (NYSE:ORAN) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Orange earned a daily sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.6304132592307 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- Orange County Republican Ed Royce says he won’t seek re-election (scpr.org)
- ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Shoots In Kew Gardens This Week (patch.com)
- Syracuse struggling as Orange hit the road (foxsports.com)
- Developers Complete Workforce Housing Community in Orange, Calif. (housingfinance.com)
- Chapman’s New Student Housing Will Celebrate The Orange’s Packing History (bisnow.com)
ORAN has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Orange from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Bank of America raised shares of Orange from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Gabelli reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Orange in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Berenberg Bank raised shares of Orange from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 8th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Orange from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $18.00.
The company also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 4th were given a dividend of $0.294 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 1st. This represents a dividend yield of 3.57%. Orange’s dividend payout ratio is currently 260.00%.
Orange SA is a telecommunications operator. The Company also provides telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. The Company’s segments include France, Spain, Poland, Belgium and Luxembourg, Central European countries, Africa and Middle East, Enterprise, and International Carriers & Shared Services.
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