TELUS (TSE:T) Earns Daily News Impact Rating of 0.17

Headlines about TELUS (TSE:T) (NYSE:TU) have been trending neutral recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. TELUS earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media coverage about the company an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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Shares of T opened at C$46.01 on Monday. TELUS has a 52 week low of C$44.32 and a 52 week high of C$51.22. The stock has a market capitalization of $27.59 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.82. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 158.31, a quick ratio of 0.54 and a current ratio of 0.72. The stock has a fifty day moving average of C$47.84 and a 200-day moving average of C$48.59.

TELUS (TSE:T) (NYSE:TU) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August 2nd. The company reported C$0.69 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of C$0.71 by C($0.02). The firm had revenue of C$3.60 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of C$3.57 billion. As a group, equities analysts forecast that TELUS will post 3.1300001 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 1st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 10th were paid a $0.563 dividend. This represents a $2.25 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.89%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, September 9th. TELUS’s payout ratio is 74.88%.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on T shares. BMO Capital Markets upped their target price on TELUS from C$51.00 to C$52.00 in a research note on Monday, September 9th. Desjardins cut their target price on TELUS from C$56.50 to C$55.50 in a research note on Tuesday, August 6th. TD Securities upped their target price on TELUS from C$61.00 to C$62.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 6th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their target price on TELUS from C$51.00 to C$49.00 in a research note on Monday, July 8th. Finally, National Bank Financial upped their target price on TELUS from C$52.00 to C$53.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 6th.

TELUS Company Profile

TELUS Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides a range of telecommunications products and services in Canada. It operates through Wireless and Wireline segments. The company's telecommunications products and services comprise wireless and wireline voice and data services; data services, including Internet protocol; television services; hosting, managed information technology, and cloud-based services; healthcare solutions; customer care and business services; and home and business security solutions.

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