Media coverage about Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR) (TSE:SJR.B) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Shaw Communications earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.0340646207561 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Several research analysts have commented on SJR shares. Scotiabank downgraded Shaw Communications from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Shaw Communications from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. TheStreet raised Shaw Communications from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Barclays upped their price objective on Shaw Communications from $21.00 to $22.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Bank of America reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $32.00 price objective on shares of Shaw Communications in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.50.

Shaw Communications (NYSE SJR) traded down $0.13 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $22.71. The stock had a trading volume of 435,390 shares, compared to its average volume of 498,462. Shaw Communications has a one year low of $19.76 and a one year high of $23.44. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70, a current ratio of 0.80 and a quick ratio of 0.72. The firm has a market capitalization of $10,806.02, a P/E ratio of 26.68, a P/E/G ratio of 4.45 and a beta of 0.95.

The company also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, February 27th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 15th will be paid a $0.0781 dividend. This represents a $0.94 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.13%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 14th. Shaw Communications’s dividend payout ratio is currently 69.17%.

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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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