News headlines about Entravision Communication (NYSE:EVC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Entravision Communication earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.130708822091 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Entravision Communication (NYSE:EVC) traded up $0.02 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $7.20. The stock had a trading volume of 399,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,045,276. The stock has a market cap of $648.02, a P/E ratio of 3.87 and a beta of 1.64. Entravision Communication has a 52-week low of $4.90 and a 52-week high of $7.90. The company has a current ratio of 6.93, a quick ratio of 6.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83.

Entravision Communication (NYSE:EVC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $1.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by $1.69. The firm had revenue of $70.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $70.43 million. Entravision Communication had a return on equity of 75.49% and a net margin of 31.96%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.06 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Entravision Communication will post 0.09 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 14th were paid a $0.05 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, December 13th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.78%. Entravision Communication’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 10.75%.

EVC has been the topic of a number of research reports. Noble Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of Entravision Communication in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Entravision Communication from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $7.00.

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About Entravision Communication

Entravision Communications Corporation is a media company. The Company reaches and engages Hispanics in the United States and certain border markets of Mexico across media channels and advertising platforms. The Company operates through three segments: television broadcasting, radio broadcasting and digital media.

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