New York Times Company (The) (NYT) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Accern Reports

Press coverage about New York Times Company (The) (NYSE:NYT) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. New York Times Company (The) earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 42.9653646645056 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT) opened at $17.45 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.83, a quick ratio of 1.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. The firm has a market cap of $2.89 billion, a PE ratio of 24.79 and a beta of 1.67.

New York Times Company (The) (NYSE:NYT) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $385.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $390.13 million. New York Times Company (The) had a return on equity of 13.46% and a net margin of 6.02%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.06 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that New York Times Company will post 0.73 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 19th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, October 4th were paid a $0.04 dividend. This represents a $0.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, October 3rd. New York Times Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 26.67%.

NYT has been the topic of several analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $18.00 price objective on shares of New York Times Company (The) in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of New York Times Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Barclays PLC boosted their target price on shares of New York Times Company (The) from $15.00 to $16.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 19th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $15.45.

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In other news, CFO James M. Follo sold 138,161 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.97, for a total value of $2,620,914.17. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 136,523 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,589,841.31. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 5.70% of the company’s stock.

New York Times Company (The) Company Profile

The New York Times Company is a media company focused on creating, collecting and distributing news and information. The Company’s principal business consists of distributing content generated by its newsroom through its print, Web and mobile platforms. In addition, it distributes selected content on third-party platforms.

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