Media coverage about Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR) (TSE:SJR.B) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Shaw Communications earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 45.7439764810599 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on SJR shares. TheStreet raised Shaw Communications from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Zacks Investment Research raised Shaw Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $25.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. Barclays lifted their price objective on Shaw Communications from $21.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. BidaskClub raised Shaw Communications from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, Bank of America reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $32.00 price objective on shares of Shaw Communications in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Shaw Communications has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.50.

Shares of Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR) traded up $0.13 during trading on Monday, hitting $22.96. The company had a trading volume of 367,587 shares, compared to its average volume of 498,617. The company has a current ratio of 0.80, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70. Shaw Communications has a twelve month low of $19.76 and a twelve month high of $23.31. The firm has a market capitalization of $10,877.49, a PE ratio of 26.86, a PEG ratio of 4.48 and a beta of 0.95.

The business also recently disclosed a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, February 27th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.0781 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 14th. This represents a $0.94 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.08%. Shaw Communications’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 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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