Headlines about Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR) (TSE:SJR.B) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Shaw Communications earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.4074179278361 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Shaw Communications from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. Bank of America reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $32.00 target price on shares of Shaw Communications in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. Canaccord Genuity set a $28.00 target price on Shaw Communications and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, TD Securities upgraded Shaw Communications to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Shaw Communications has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $27.00.

SJR stock traded down $0.19 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $18.86. The stock had a trading volume of 2,205,777 shares, compared to its average volume of 610,640. The company has a quick ratio of 0.66, a current ratio of 0.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70. The company has a market cap of $8,985.96, a P/E ratio of 13.67, a P/E/G ratio of 4.01 and a beta of 0.96. Shaw Communications has a 52-week low of $18.76 and a 52-week high of $23.44.

Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR) (TSE:SJR.B) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, January 11th. The company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by ($0.06). The firm had revenue of $1.25 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.26 billion. Shaw Communications had a net margin of 17.34% and a return on equity of 9.89%. The firm’s revenue was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.18 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that Shaw Communications will post 0.94 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 27th. Investors of record on Friday, April 13th will be issued a dividend of $0.0795 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 12th. This represents a $0.95 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.06%. Shaw Communications’s payout ratio is presently 68.84%.

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Shaw Communications Company Profile

Shaw Communications Inc (Shaw) is a diversified connectivity provider. The Company operates through four divisions: Consumer, Wireless, Business Network Services and Business Infrastructure Services. Under the Consumer division, the Company offers Cable telecommunications and Satellite video services to residential customers.

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