News coverage about BT Group PLC (NYSE:BT) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 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. BT Group PLC earned a daily sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 44.7522326607642 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Shares of BT Group PLC (NYSE:BT) opened at 19.49 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $19.44 and a 200-day moving average of $19.76. The firm has a market cap of $38.74 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.39 and a beta of 1.06. BT Group PLC has a 12-month low of $18.06 and a 12-month high of $26.00.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on BT shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of BT Group PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Bank of America Corporation lowered shares of BT Group PLC from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, June 19th. ValuEngine lowered shares of BT Group PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Macquarie raised shares of BT Group PLC from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $270.00 to $330.00 in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “sell” rating and set a GBX 265 ($3.56) price objective on shares of BT Group PLC in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. BT Group PLC presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $340.11.

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