Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact IDT (IDT) Share Price

Headlines about IDT (NYSE:IDT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. IDT earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 43.9238250863056 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Separately, TheStreet lowered IDT from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd.

IDT (NYSE IDT) traded up $0.04 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $10.82. The company had a trading volume of 142,375 shares, compared to its average volume of 199,141. IDT has a 12-month low of $10.11 and a 12-month high of $20.43. The stock has a market cap of $267.77, a price-to-earnings ratio of -16.39 and a beta of 1.17.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Monday, December 18th were paid a $0.19 dividend. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 7.02%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 15th. IDT’s payout ratio is currently -115.15%.

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About IDT

IDT Corporation is a holding company with operations primarily in the telecommunications and payment industries. The Company’s segments include Telecom Platform Services, Consumer Phone Services and All Other. The Company’s Telecom Platform Services segment provides retail telecommunications and payment offerings, as well as wholesale international long distance traffic termination.

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