Entravision Communication (EVC) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows
Media coverage about Entravision Communication (NYSE:EVC) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 48.199259950159 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
EVC has been the subject of a number of research reports. Gabelli reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Entravision Communication in a research report on Wednesday, June 20th. Noble Financial raised shares of Entravision Communication from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Entravision Communication from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.50 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 8th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Entravision Communication from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $5.75.
Shares of EVC stock opened at $5.40 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $457.56 million, a P/E ratio of 3.12 and a beta of 1.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87, a quick ratio of 5.60 and a current ratio of 5.60. Entravision Communication has a 12 month low of $3.90 and a 12 month high of $7.90.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 14th will be paid a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 13th. Entravision Communication’s dividend payout ratio is presently 11.56%.
In other Entravision Communication news, CFO Christopher T. Young sold 35,724 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $5.24, for a total value of $187,193.76. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Corporate insiders own 20.99% of the company’s stock.
About Entravision Communication
Entravision Communications Corporation operates as a media company that reaches and engages Hispanics across media channels and advertising platforms primarily in the United States, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, and other Latin America countries. The company operates through three segments: Television Broadcasting, Radio Broadcasting, and Digital Media.
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