Media stories about Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR) (TSE:SJR.B) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. 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 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 47.1236226075438 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Shaw Communications (NYSE SJR) opened at $20.62 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $10,360.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.17, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.34 and a beta of 0.89. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70, a current ratio of 0.76 and a quick ratio of 0.66. Shaw Communications has a one year low of $20.13 and a one year high of $23.44.

Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR) (TSE:SJR.B) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, January 11th. The company reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by ($0.06). The firm had revenue of $1.25 billion during 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 business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.18 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Shaw Communications will post 0.95 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 27th. Shareholders of record on Friday, April 13th will be paid a $0.0795 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 12th. This represents a $0.95 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.63%. Shaw Communications’s payout ratio is presently 98.92%.

A number of analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Shaw Communications from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. Bank of America reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $32.00 price target on shares of Shaw Communications in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. TheStreet upgraded Shaw Communications from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Canaccord Genuity set a $28.00 price target on Shaw Communications and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, TD Securities upgraded Shaw Communications to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, January 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Shaw Communications has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $27.00.

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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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