Lee Enterprises, (LEE) Getting Somewhat Critical News Coverage, Report Finds

Headlines about Lee Enterprises, (NYSE:LEE) have trended somewhat negative this week, Alpha One reports. The research group, a unit of Accern, scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lee Enterprises, earned a coverage optimism score of -0.15 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 90 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is very likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Lee Enterprises, (NYSE:LEE)

Lee Enterprises, (NYSE:LEE) opened at 2.00 on Friday. Lee Enterprises, has a 1-year low of $1.74 and a 1-year high of $3.92. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $2.10 and its 200-day moving average price is $2.68. The company has a market cap of $113.30 million, a PE ratio of 4.93 and a beta of 2.37.

Lee Enterprises, (NYSE:LEE) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 4th. The company reported ($0.01) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $133.39 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $137 million. Lee Enterprises, had a negative return on equity of 17.38% and a net margin of 3.89%. On average, analysts forecast that Lee Enterprises, will post $0.42 earnings per share for the current year.

LEE has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. TheStreet raised Lee Enterprises, from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, March 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut Lee Enterprises, from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 9th.

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About Lee Enterprises,

Lee Enterprises, Incorporated is a provider of local news and information, and a platform for print and digital advertising. The Company’s products included 46 daily and 34 Sunday newspapers, 300 weekly newspapers, and classified and niche publications, as of September 25, 2016. The Company also provides a range of digital products, including video, digital couponing, behavioral targeting, audience retargeting, banner advertisements and social networking.

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