News stories about TELUS (NYSE:TU) (TSE:T) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TELUS earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.1643845354675 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Scorching-fast 5G performance achieved in live environment as TELUS successfully tests 3.5 GHz spectrum (finance.yahoo.com)
- 7000 Arrives at TELUS in Canada, Friday, December 15 – Business Wire (press release) (businesswire.com)
- TELUS Corp. : TU-US: Dividend Analysis : December 11th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : December 11, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- These 2 Stocks Are Poised to Boost Your Dividend Income in 2018 (fool.ca)
TU has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of TELUS from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Royal Bank of Canada upgraded shares of TELUS from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $47.00 to $51.00 in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Barclays lifted their price objective on shares of TELUS from $41.00 to $42.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Scotiabank upgraded shares of TELUS from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lifted their price objective on shares of TELUS from $48.00 to $51.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, November 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. TELUS has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $45.14.
TELUS (NYSE:TU) traded down $0.33 on Friday, hitting $37.28. 440,199 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 343,803. The stock has a market capitalization of $22,164.04, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.73, a P/E/G ratio of 2.30 and a beta of 0.92. TELUS has a 12 month low of $31.23 and a 12 month high of $38.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.44, a current ratio of 0.55 and a quick ratio of 0.48.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 11th will be given a dividend of $0.505 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 8th. This represents a $2.02 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 5.42%. This is an increase from TELUS’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.39. TELUS’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 98.15%.
TELUS Corporation (TELUS) is a telecommunications company. The Company provides a range of telecommunications services and products, including wireless and wireline voice and data. Its data services include Internet protocol (IP), television (TV), hosting, managed information technology and cloud-based services, and certain healthcare solutions.
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