News stories about United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. United States Cellular Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 48.1464073137117 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several brokerages recently weighed in on USM. Zacks Investment Research lowered United States Cellular Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. BidaskClub upgraded United States Cellular Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $38.00.

United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM) opened at 35.52 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $37.90 and its 200-day moving average price is $38.10. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.02 billion, a PE ratio of 62.10 and a beta of 0.83. United States Cellular Corporation has a 1-year low of $33.30 and a 1-year high of $46.01.

United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM) last released its earnings results on Friday, August 4th. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.14 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $963.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $949.43 million. United States Cellular Corporation had a return on equity of 1.12% and a net margin of 1.26%. The firm’s revenue was down 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.32 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that United States Cellular Corporation will post $0.31 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other United States Cellular Corporation news, EVP Steven T. Campbell sold 18,292 shares of United States Cellular Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.95, for a total value of $730,765.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 1.60% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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United States Cellular Corporation Company Profile

United States Cellular Corporation (U.S. Cellular) is a provider of wireless telecommunication services. The Company’s wireless operating markets are in the United States. U.S. Cellular provides service to postpaid and prepaid customers from a range of demographic segments. The Company focuses on retail consumers, government and small-to-mid-size business customers in industries, such as construction, retail, professional services and real estate.

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