News articles about Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Telephone and Data Systems earned a news sentiment score of 0.50 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Separately, BidaskClub cut Telephone and Data Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $36.00.

Shares of Telephone and Data Systems (TDS) traded up 1.32% on Friday, hitting $27.59. The stock had a trading volume of 476,157 shares. The firm has a market cap of $3.04 billion, a P/E ratio of 42.38 and a beta of 1.05. Telephone and Data Systems has a 12-month low of $24.12 and a 12-month high of $32.97. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $27.91 and its 200 day moving average price is $28.18.

Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, May 5th. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.32. Telephone and Data Systems had a return on equity of 1.41% and a net margin of 1.43%. The company had revenue of $1.24 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.24 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.07 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 1.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Telephone and Data Systems will post $0.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 30th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 16th were paid a $0.155 dividend. This represents a $0.62 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.25%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 14th. Telephone and Data Systems’s dividend payout ratio is presently 96.88%.

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About Telephone and Data Systems

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc is a diversified telecommunications company. The Company is engaged in conducting its Wireless operations through its subsidiary, United States Cellular Corporation (U.S. Cellular), as well as providing its wireline services, cable services, and hosted and managed services (HMS), through its subsidiary, TDS Telecommunications Corporation (TDS Telecom).

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