Media headlines about Sony Corp Ord (NYSE:SNE) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sony Corp Ord earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the company an impact score of 45.2151320817757 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.

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

Shares of Sony Corp Ord (NYSE:SNE) opened at 36.96 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $46.69 billion, a P/E ratio of 38.78 and a beta of 1.75. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $38.39 and its 200-day moving average is $36.97. Sony Corp Ord has a 52-week low of $27.72 and a 52-week high of $41.65.

Sony Corp Ord (NYSE:SNE) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The company reported $0.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.48 by $0.08. Sony Corp Ord had a net margin of 1.67% and a return on equity of 4.17%. The company had revenue of $1,858.10 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1,735.86 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $16.44 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 15.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that Sony Corp Ord will post $2.21 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on SNE. Credit Suisse Group downgraded shares of Sony Corp Ord from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. Citigroup Inc. downgraded shares of Sony Corp Ord from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $40.60 to $39.93 in a research report on Monday, September 11th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Sony Corp Ord from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $47.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $45.74 price target on shares of Sony Corp Ord in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Sony Corp Ord from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 8th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. Sony Corp Ord has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $43.42.

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About Sony Corp Ord

Sony Corporation (Sony) is engaged in the development, design, manufacture and sale of various kinds of electronic equipment, instruments and devices for consumer, professional and industrial markets, as well as game consoles and software. The Company’s segments include Mobile Communications, Game & Network Services, Imaging Products & Solutions, Home Entertainment & Sound, Devices, Pictures, Music, Financial Services and All Other.

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