Zacks: Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (LEE) Given $4.25 Consensus Target Price by Analysts
Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (NYSE:LEE) has received an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one brokers that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating.
Analysts have set a 12 month consensus price target of $4.25 for the company, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Lee Enterprises, an industry rank of 84 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.
Separately, TheStreet raised Lee Enterprises, from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, October 9th.
Shares of Lee Enterprises, (LEE) traded down $0.05 on Friday, reaching $2.30. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 58,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 176,414. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -5.10, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a current ratio of 0.77. The stock has a market capitalization of $129.03, a PE ratio of 6.91 and a beta of 2.16. Lee Enterprises, has a fifty-two week low of $1.75 and a fifty-two week high of $3.65.
Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Phoenix Investment Adviser LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Lee Enterprises, during the second quarter worth $193,000. Macquarie Group Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of Lee Enterprises, during the third quarter worth $253,000. OxFORD Asset Management LLP increased its position in shares of Lee Enterprises, by 47.0% during the third quarter. OxFORD Asset Management LLP now owns 132,964 shares of the company’s stock worth $286,000 after acquiring an additional 42,490 shares during the period. Graham Capital Management L.P. increased its position in shares of Lee Enterprises, by 22.1% during the second quarter. Graham Capital Management L.P. now owns 184,528 shares of the company’s stock worth $351,000 after acquiring an additional 33,400 shares during the period. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System increased its position in shares of Lee Enterprises, by 16.8% during the second quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 233,445 shares of the company’s stock worth $444,000 after acquiring an additional 33,600 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 31.06% of the company’s stock.
About Lee Enterprises,
Lee Enterprises, Incorporated is a provider of local news and information, and a platform for print and digital advertising. The Company’s products included 46 daily and 34 Sunday newspapers, 300 weekly newspapers, and classified and niche publications, as of September 25, 2016. The Company also provides a range of digital products, including video, digital couponing, behavioral targeting, audience retargeting, banner advertisements and social networking.
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