Media stories about Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (NYSE:TKC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.6153499574567 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several research firms recently commented on TKC. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.50 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 8th. Citigroup Inc. upgraded shares of Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, VTB Capital upgraded shares of Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $9.50.

Shares of Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (TKC) traded up 0.66% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $9.10. 295,646 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $8.62 and its 200 day moving average price is $8.30. The firm’s market cap is $8.01 billion. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS has a 12-month low of $6.35 and a 12-month high of $9.48.

Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS (NYSE:TKC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18 by $0.05. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS had a net margin of 12.16% and a return on equity of 17.65%. The business had revenue of $1.22 billion during the quarter. On average, equities research analysts predict that Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS will post $0.66 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a special dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 25th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 18th will be given a dividend of $0.3213 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 15th. Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS’s payout ratio is currently 45.45%.

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Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri AS Company Profile

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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