Media headlines about BT Group (NYSE:BT) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BT Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.9556479495215 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- BT Group Closes Managers’ Defined Benefit Pension Scheme (morningstar.co.uk)
- BT to Close Defined Benefit Pension Scheme for 10,000 Managers (webwire.com)
- BT Group management employees to move to DC plan following improved terms (pionline.com)
- Is It Time To Buy BT Group plc (LON:BT.A)? (finance.yahoo.com)
- BT Bet on Apple’s Most Expensive iPhone Has Yet to Pay Off (finance.yahoo.com)
BT has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded BT Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Credit Suisse Group lowered their price objective on BT Group from GBX 320 ($4.49) to GBX 280 ($3.93) and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Deutsche Bank reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 265 ($3.72) target price on shares of BT Group in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Beaufort Securities downgraded BT Group to a “hold” rating and lowered their target price for the stock from GBX 340 ($4.77) to GBX 265 ($3.72) in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Jefferies Group lowered their target price on BT Group from GBX 280 ($3.93) to GBX 265 ($3.72) and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. BT Group has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $317.12.
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BT Group Company Profile
BT Group plc is a communications services company. The Company is engaged in selling fixed-voice services, broadband, mobile and television products and services, as well as managed networked information technology (IT) solutions and cyber security protection. Its segments include Consumer, which provides fixed-voice, broadband, TV and mobile services; EE, which is a mobile network operator in the United Kingdom and provides mobile and fixed communications services to consumers; Business and Public Sector, which provides communications and IT services to businesses and the public sector in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland (RoI) ;Global Services, which provides managed networked IT services to corporate customers; Wholesale and Ventures, which provides fixed and mobile services to communications providers (CPs); and Openreach, which provides copper and fiber connections between its exchanges and homes and businesses.
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