Time Warner (TWX) Earning Somewhat Negative Media Coverage, Analysis Shows
Media stories about Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) have been trending somewhat negative on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Time Warner earned a news impact score of -0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the media conglomerate an impact score of 42.7337321209046 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Susquehanna: AT&T/Time Warner looks set for win in antitrust case (seekingalpha.com)
- AT&T’s Advantage Over the Justice Department (finance.yahoo.com)
- TV future at stake: Opening arguments Thursday in AT&T case (marketbeat.com)
- List of rivals set to testify in AT&T/Time Warner trial (seekingalpha.com)
- Opening arguments in AT&T antitrust trial postponed (marketbeat.com)
A number of brokerages have issued reports on TWX. Pivotal Research reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $108.00 price target on shares of Time Warner in a report on Thursday, February 1st. ValuEngine lowered shares of Time Warner from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Loop Capital began coverage on shares of Time Warner in a report on Thursday, March 15th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $107.50 price target on the stock. Barclays raised their price target on shares of Time Warner from $100.00 to $101.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, UBS raised shares of Time Warner from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $95.26 to $108.00 in a report on Monday, March 12th. Fourteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $104.61.
Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The media conglomerate reported $1.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.44 by $0.16. Time Warner had a net margin of 16.78% and a return on equity of 18.96%. The company had revenue of $8.61 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $8.41 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.25 EPS. Time Warner’s revenue was up 9.1% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Time Warner will post 7.67 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In related news, Director William P. Barr sold 4,019 shares of Time Warner stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $97.20, for a total transaction of $390,646.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 44,959 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,370,014.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 0.16% of the company’s stock.
About Time Warner
Time Warner Inc is a media and entertainment company. The Company operates through three segments: Turner, which consists of cable networks and digital media properties; Home Box Office, which consists of premium pay television and over the top (OTT) services and premium pay, basic tier television and OTT services internationally, and Warner Bros., which consists of television, feature film, home video, and videogame production and distribution.
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