News headlines about TELUS Corporation (NYSE:TU) (TSE:T) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TELUS Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.4984509424047 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

Shares of TELUS Corporation (NYSE TU) remained flat at $$38.11 during mid-day trading on Thursday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 418,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 415,690. The firm has a market cap of $22,520.00, a PE ratio of 19.15, a PEG ratio of 2.33 and a beta of 0.95. TELUS Corporation has a 12 month low of $30.96 and a 12 month high of $38.47. The company has a current ratio of 0.55, a quick ratio of 0.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.44.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 11th will be paid a $0.505 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 8th. This represents a $2.02 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.30%. This is a boost from TELUS Corporation’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.39. TELUS Corporation’s payout ratio is presently 94.05%.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on TU. Scotiabank upgraded shares of TELUS Corporation from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of TELUS Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. BidaskClub cut shares of TELUS Corporation from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 12th. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price target on shares of TELUS Corporation from $46.00 to $47.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Finally, Barclays PLC boosted their price target on shares of TELUS Corporation from $38.00 to $41.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Monday, August 14th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. TELUS Corporation has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $45.14.

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TELUS Corporation Company Profile

TELUS Corporation (TELUS) is a telecommunications company. The Company provides a range of telecommunications services and products, including wireless and wireline voice and data. Its data services include Internet protocol (IP), television (TV), hosting, managed information technology and cloud-based services, and certain healthcare solutions.

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