Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Extremely Unlikely to Impact Morneau Shepell (TSE:MSI) Share Price

Media coverage about Morneau Shepell (TSE:MSI) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Morneau Shepell earned a media sentiment score of 1.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media stories about the company an news buzz score of 1 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. TD Securities raised shares of Morneau Shepell from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a C$36.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 7th. CIBC boosted their target price on shares of Morneau Shepell from C$35.00 to C$38.00 in a report on Tuesday, October 29th.

Shares of MSI opened at C$33.65 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $2.16 billion and a PE ratio of 112.17. The company’s fifty day moving average is C$32.06 and its two-hundred day moving average is C$31.35. Morneau Shepell has a fifty-two week low of C$23.64 and a fifty-two week high of C$34.23. The company has a quick ratio of 1.28, a current ratio of 1.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 114.15.

The company also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 16th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.065 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 26th. This represents a $0.78 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.32%. Morneau Shepell’s payout ratio is 260.00%.

Morneau Shepell Company Profile

Morneau Shepell Inc operates as a human resources consulting and technology company in Canada, the United States, and internationally. The company provides health and productivity, administrative, and retirement solutions to assist employers in managing the financial security, health, and productivity of their employees.

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