Headlines about Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news 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. Regal Entertainment Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.7934115811355 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE RGC) opened at $22.97 on Friday. Regal Entertainment Group has a one year low of $13.90 and a one year high of $23.56. The company has a quick ratio of 0.78, a current ratio of 0.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -2.84. The firm has a market cap of $3,610.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.67, a PEG ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 1.13.

Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The company reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.03. Regal Entertainment Group had a net margin of 4.41% and a negative return on equity of 16.36%. The business had revenue of $716.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $701.66 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.29 earnings per share. Regal Entertainment Group’s revenue for the quarter was down 11.8% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Regal Entertainment Group will post 0.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 4th were paid a $0.22 dividend. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.83%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 1st. Regal Entertainment Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 106.02%.

RGC has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Moffett Nathanson upgraded Regal Entertainment Group from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Wedbush set a $20.00 target price on Regal Entertainment Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Royal Bank of Canada upgraded Regal Entertainment Group from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their target price for the company from $19.00 to $20.00 in a report on Thursday, October 26th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Loop Capital reduced their target price on Regal Entertainment Group from $25.00 to $24.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and issued a $24.75 target price on shares of Regal Entertainment Group in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.00.

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Regal Entertainment Group Company Profile

Regal Entertainment Group is an operator of theatre circuits in the United States. As of March 31, 2017, the Company operated 7,262 screens in 559 theatres in 43 states along with Guam, Saipan, American Samoa and the District of Columbia. The Company manages its business under theatre exhibition operations segment.

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