Press coverage about Dycom Industries (NYSE:DY) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Dycom Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the construction company an impact score of 48.1285338627701 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several brokerages have weighed in on DY. ValuEngine raised Dycom Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and set a $118.00 price objective on shares of Dycom Industries in a report on Thursday, December 21st. DA Davidson boosted their price objective on Dycom Industries to $100.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. Stephens boosted their price objective on Dycom Industries from $105.00 to $120.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday, November 16th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price objective on Dycom Industries from $93.00 to $120.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $115.10.

Dycom Industries (NYSE:DY) opened at $111.50 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,588.28, a PE ratio of 26.30, a PEG ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 1.36. Dycom Industries has a 12-month low of $73.95 and a 12-month high of $123.99. The company has a current ratio of 3.16, a quick ratio of 2.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07.

Dycom Industries (NYSE:DY) last posted its earnings results on Monday, November 20th. The construction company reported $0.99 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.90 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $756.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $729.35 million. Dycom Industries had a return on equity of 22.49% and a net margin of 4.46%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.67 EPS. equities research analysts predict that Dycom Industries will post 4.09 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Dycom Industries

Dycom Industries, Inc is a provider of specialty contracting services throughout the United States and in Canada. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides program management, engineering, construction, maintenance and installation services for telecommunications providers, underground facility locating services for various utilities, including telecommunications providers, and other construction and maintenance services for electric and gas utilities.

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