Shares of Intelsat SA (NYSE:I) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Sell” from the seven research firms that are covering the firm. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and two have issued a hold recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $1.57.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on I shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Intelsat SA from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $2.75 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 28th. Raymond James Financial Inc. cut shares of Intelsat SA from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Monday, July 18th.

Shares of Intelsat SA (NYSE:I) opened at 2.90 on Thursday. Intelsat SA has a 12-month low of $1.44 and a 12-month high of $7.30. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $2.81 and its 200-day moving average is $2.90. The stock’s market cap is $341.33 million.

Intelsat SA (NYSE:I) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 27th. The company reported $0.98 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.64. The company earned $542 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $533.51 million. Intelsat SA had a net margin of 11.50% and a negative return on equity of 7.45%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 9.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.70 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Intelsat SA will post ($0.28) EPS for the current year.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of I. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. raised its position in Intelsat SA by 1.8% in the first quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 466,504 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,176,000 after buying an additional 8,302 shares during the period. Spark Investment Management LLC raised its position in Intelsat SA by 19.5% in the first quarter. Spark Investment Management LLC now owns 333,900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $841,000 after buying an additional 54,500 shares during the period. State Street Corp raised its position in Intelsat SA by 22.7% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 496,838 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,255,000 after buying an additional 91,758 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its position in Intelsat SA by 1.4% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 169,899 shares of the company’s stock valued at $428,000 after buying an additional 2,392 shares during the period. Finally, Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc. purchased a new position in Intelsat SA during the first quarter valued at approximately $384,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 41.98% of the company’s stock.

About Intelsat SA

Intelsat SA operates in satellite services business. The Company provides communications services to media companies, fixed and wireless telecommunications operators, data networking service providers for enterprise and mobile applications in the air and on the seas, multinational corporations and Internet service providers.

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