News stories about Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Regal Entertainment Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 46.1365946402956 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Why 'Black Panther' is a game-changer (finance.yahoo.com)
- Regal Entertainment Group (RGC) : Investors may need a consensus Analysts Rating – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Shares of Regal Entertainment Group (RGC) are worth at $23.11 – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Regal Entertainment Group (RGC) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on RGC shares. Moffett Nathanson upgraded Regal Entertainment Group from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Wedbush set a $20.00 price target on Regal Entertainment Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Royal Bank of Canada upgraded Regal Entertainment Group from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their price target for the company from $19.00 to $20.00 in a report on Thursday, October 26th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Loop Capital reduced their price target on Regal Entertainment Group from $25.00 to $24.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and set a $24.75 price target on shares of Regal Entertainment Group in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.23.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 26th. Investors of record on Saturday, February 17th will be issued a $0.22 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 15th. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.84%. Regal Entertainment Group’s payout ratio is 106.02%.
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Regal Entertainment Group Company Profile
Regal Entertainment Group is an operator of theatre circuits in the United States. As of March 31, 2017, the Company operated 7,262 screens in 559 theatres in 43 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia. The Company manages its business under theatre exhibition operations segment.
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