Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect United States Cellular Corporation (USM) Stock Price
News articles about United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. United States Cellular Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.9711321479847 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate United States Cellular Corporation (USM) Will Announce Earnings of -$0.16 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- United States Cellular : U.S. Cellular’s CruiseConnect Keeps Families and Businesses Safe and Connected While On-the-Go (4-traders.com)
- U.S. Cellular’s CruiseConnect Keeps Families and Businesses Safe and Connected While On-the-Go (finance.yahoo.com)
- United States Cellular Corporation (USM) Cut to “Hold” at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- FY2018 Earnings Forecast for United States Cellular Corporation (USM) Issued By Gabelli (americanbankingnews.com)
Several equities analysts have commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded United States Cellular Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded United States Cellular Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have assigned a hold rating to the company. United States Cellular Corporation currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $36.67.
United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM) opened at $33.04 on Thursday. United States Cellular Corporation has a twelve month low of $32.29 and a twelve month high of $46.01. The company has a current ratio of 2.23, a quick ratio of 2.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48. The company has a market capitalization of $2,804.44, a P/E ratio of 84.49, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 160.73 and a beta of 0.79.
United States Cellular Corporation (NYSE:USM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.01 by $0.10. United States Cellular Corporation had a positive return on equity of 0.94% and a negative net margin of 6.93%. The company had revenue of $963.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $968.80 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.20 earnings per share. United States Cellular Corporation’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts forecast that United States Cellular Corporation will post -2.1 EPS for the current year.
About United States Cellular Corporation
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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