News articles about Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI) (TSE:TRI) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Thomson Reuters earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.4637753472865 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI) traded down $0.18 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $44.20. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 773,369 shares, compared to its average volume of 694,417. Thomson Reuters has a 1-year low of $42.22 and a 1-year high of $48.61. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 0.63 and a quick ratio of 0.63. The stock has a market cap of $31,579.02, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.68, a PEG ratio of 2.17 and a beta of 0.71.

Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI) (TSE:TRI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $0.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.10. Thomson Reuters had a return on equity of 13.91% and a net margin of 27.20%. The business had revenue of $2.79 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.82 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.54 EPS. Thomson Reuters’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Thomson Reuters will post 2.46 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 16th were given a dividend of $0.345 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 15th. This represents a $1.38 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.12%. Thomson Reuters’s payout ratio is 33.09%.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Thomson Reuters from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Morgan Stanley increased their price target on Thomson Reuters from $51.00 to $52.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Scotiabank raised Thomson Reuters from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their price target for the company from $47.00 to $55.00 in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $46.00 target price on shares of Thomson Reuters in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada decreased their target price on Thomson Reuters from $48.00 to $47.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.23.

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About Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters Corp (Thomson Reuters) is a Canada-based provider of news and information for professional markets. The Company is organized in three business units: Financial & Risk, Legal, and Tax & Accounting. The Financial & Risk unit is a provider of critical news, information and analytics, enabling transactions and connecting communities of trading, investment, financial and corporate professionals.

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