Headlines about Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Telefonica earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.0504746412126 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

TEF has been the subject of a number of research reports. ValuEngine downgraded Telefonica from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Citigroup reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Telefonica in a research report on Monday, September 4th. J P Morgan Chase & Co downgraded Telefonica from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Telefonica from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. Finally, Berenberg Bank upgraded Telefonica from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $11.70.

Telefonica (TEF) traded down $0.19 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $9.62. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,601,919 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,327,107. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.79, a quick ratio of 0.62 and a current ratio of 0.67. Telefonica has a twelve month low of $8.87 and a twelve month high of $11.64. The stock has a market capitalization of $49,269.72, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.75 and a beta of 1.29.

The firm also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 27th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 13th will be paid a $0.2383 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 12th. This represents a yield of 4.67%. Telefonica’s payout ratio is 70.00%.

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Telefonica Company Profile

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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