TELUS (TSE:T) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows

Media headlines about TELUS (TSE:T) (NYSE:TU) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. TELUS earned a coverage optimism score of 0.92 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned headlines about the company an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted TELUS’s ranking:

A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. National Bank Financial raised their price target 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. BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on TELUS from C$51.00 to C$52.00 in a research note on Monday, September 9th. TD Securities raised their price target 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. decreased their price target on TELUS from C$51.00 to C$49.00 in a research note on Monday, July 8th. Finally, Desjardins decreased their price target on TELUS from C$56.50 to C$55.50 in a research note on Tuesday, August 6th.

TELUS stock opened at C$46.57 on Friday. The stock’s 50-day moving average is C$47.53 and its 200-day moving average is C$48.47. The company has a market cap of $27.95 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.01. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 158.31, a current ratio of 0.72 and a quick ratio of 0.54. TELUS has a 12 month low of C$44.32 and a 12 month high of C$51.22.

TELUS (TSE:T) (NYSE:TU) last announced its earnings results on Friday, August 2nd. The company reported C$0.69 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of C$0.71 by C($0.02). The company had revenue of C$3.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of C$3.57 billion. Research analysts anticipate that TELUS will post 3.1400001 EPS for the current year.

About TELUS

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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