Time Warner (TWX) Receives Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of -0.01

News articles about Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) have been trending somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Time Warner earned a media sentiment score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the media conglomerate an impact score of 41.9665921622768 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) traded up $0.34 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $90.71. 2,977,455 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 8,680,082. Time Warner has a 1-year low of $85.88 and a 1-year high of $103.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 1.48 and a quick ratio of 1.26. The firm has a market cap of $70,626.17, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.97, a PEG ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 0.95.

Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The media conglomerate reported $1.82 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.59 by $0.23. Time Warner had a net margin of 13.59% and a return on equity of 18.57%. The business had revenue of $7.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.40 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.83 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Time Warner will post 6.2 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Needham & Company LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Time Warner in a research note on Tuesday, September 26th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $108.00 price target on shares of Time Warner in a research note on Tuesday, August 15th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $101.00 price target on shares of Time Warner in a research note on Tuesday, November 21st. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $108.00 target price on shares of Time Warner in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $105.00 target price on shares of Time Warner in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Twenty-three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $103.00.

In other news, CEO Jeffrey L. Bewkes sold 329,478 shares of Time Warner stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.65, for a total value of $29,867,180.70. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 855,925 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $77,589,601.25. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Insiders own 0.16% of the company’s stock.

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Time Warner Company Profile

Time Warner Inc is a media and entertainment company. The Company operates through three segments: Turner, which consists of cable networks and digital media properties; Home Box Office, which consists of premium pay television and over the top (OTT) services and premium pay, basic tier television and OTT services internationally, and Warner Bros., which consists of television, feature film, home video, and videogame production and distribution.

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