News headlines about Telefonica SA (NYSE:TEF) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Telefonica SA earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.3060994530164 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

TEF has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. TheStreet raised shares of Telefonica SA from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Telefonica SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Telefonica SA in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. BidaskClub raised shares of Telefonica SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Telefonica SA from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Telefonica SA currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $10.81.

Shares of Telefonica SA (NYSE TEF) traded up 0.73% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $10.98. 1,341,824 shares of the stock traded hands. Telefonica SA has a 52 week low of $8.15 and a 52 week high of $11.64. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $10.93 and a 200-day moving average of $10.99. The company has a market cap of $56.25 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.55 and a beta of 1.32.

Telefonica SA (NYSE:TEF) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The utilities provider reported $0.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18 by ($0.02). Telefonica SA had a return on equity of 29.02% and a net margin of 5.18%. The company had revenue of $14.24 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $15.01 billion. Analysts anticipate that Telefonica SA will post $0.89 EPS for the current year.

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About Telefonica SA

Telefonica, SA is an integrated and diversified telecommunications group operating in Europe and Latin America. The Company’s services and products include Mobile business, Fixed-line telephony business and Digital services. Its segments include Telefonica Spain, Telefonica Brazil, Telefonica Germany, Telefonica United Kingdom and Telefonica Hispanoamerica (formed by the Company’s operators in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela and Central America, Ecuador and Uruguay).

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