Media stories about Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (NYSE:TKC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to AlphaOne Sentiment. The research firm, a unit of Accern, scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news articles about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Alpha One’s scoring:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (NYSE:TKC)

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (NYSE:TKC) traded up 0.86% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $8.18. The company had a trading volume of 558,195 shares. The firm’s market capitalization is $7.14 billion. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS has a 1-year low of $6.35 and a 1-year high of $9.89. The company has a 50 day moving average of $8.37 and a 200 day moving average of $7.80.

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (NYSE:TKC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 26th. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.14 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.14. The company had revenue of $1.10 billion during the quarter. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS had a net margin of 11.07% and a return on equity of 16.09%. Analysts predict that Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS will post $0.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed an annual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 23rd. Investors of record on Monday, June 19th will be paid a $0.142 dividend. This represents a yield of 2.2%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 15th. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 52.08%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. HSBC Holdings plc raised Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 23rd. VTB Capital raised Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. ValuEngine lowered Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 8th. Finally, Berenberg Bank began coverage on Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS in a report on Tuesday, May 9th. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $9.50.

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About Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS is engaged in establishing and operating a Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network in Turkey and regional states. The Company’s segments include Turkcell Turkey, which includes the operations of Turkcell Superonline, Turkcell Satis ve Dagitim Hizmetleri A.S., group call center operations of Global Bilgi Pazarlama Danisma ve Cagri Servisi Hizmetleri A.S., Turktell Bilisim Servisleri A.S., Kule Hizmet ve Isletmecilik A.S., Turkcell Odeme Hizmetleri A.S.

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