Press coverage about PLDT (NYSE:PHI) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PLDT earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the technology company an impact score of 45.3499014950584 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

PLDT (NYSE PHI) traded up 1.36% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $33.46. 97,667 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock has a market cap of $7.23 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.51 and a beta of 1.01. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $34.00 and a 200-day moving average price of $33.08. PLDT has a 52 week low of $25.50 and a 52 week high of $40.75.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on PHI. Macquarie upgraded shares of PLDT from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, May 26th. BidaskClub lowered shares of PLDT from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of PLDT from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday. TheStreet upgraded shares of PLDT from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research report on Monday, June 5th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG lowered shares of PLDT from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. PLDT has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $39.00.

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PLDT Company Profile

PLDT, Inc, formerly Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), is a telecommunications service provider in the Philippines. The Company operates through three business segments: Wireless, Fixed Line and Others. The Company, through its business segments, offers a range of telecommunications services across the Philippines’ fiber optic backbone and wireless and fixed line networks.

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