Media stories about IDT Corporation (NYSE:IDT) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. IDT Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.5971505253356 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. TheStreet downgraded shares of IDT Corporation from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Tuesday. BidaskClub downgraded shares of IDT Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd.

IDT Corporation (NYSE IDT) traded down 2.03% during trading on Friday, reaching $13.54. 158,748 shares of the company were exchanged. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $14.19 and its 200-day moving average price is $14.75. IDT Corporation has a 1-year low of $12.03 and a 1-year high of $23.13. The stock has a market capitalization of $336.29 million, a P/E ratio of 38.69 and a beta of 1.13.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 20th. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 16th will be issued a $0.19 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 13th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 5.61%. IDT Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 200.01%.

In other IDT Corporation news, Director Judah Schorr purchased 7,000 shares of IDT Corporation stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 13th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $14.82 per share, for a total transaction of $103,740.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 12.80% of the company’s stock.

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IDT Corporation Company Profile

IDT Corporation is a holding company with operations primarily in the telecommunications and payment industries. The Company’s segments include Telecom Platform Services, Consumer Phone Services and All Other. The Company’s Telecom Platform Services segment provides retail telecommunications and payment offerings, as well as wholesale international long distance traffic termination.

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