News stories about Time (NYSE:TIME) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Time earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.0868844721264 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several analysts have commented on TIME shares. BidaskClub cut shares of Time from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Time from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Evercore ISI started coverage on shares of Time in a research note on Friday, November 17th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $7.00 target price for the company. Citigroup cut shares of Time from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, December 4th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered their target price on shares of Time from $14.00 to $13.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $14.00.

Shares of Time (NYSE:TIME) opened at $18.50 on Monday. Time has a 12 month low of $9.90 and a 12 month high of $20.40. The stock has a market cap of $1,843.01, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.45, a PEG ratio of 3.53 and a beta of 1.02. The company has a current ratio of 0.96, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.88.

Time (NYSE:TIME) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.08. Time had a negative net margin of 0.10% and a positive return on equity of 7.53%. The company had revenue of $679.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $693.65 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.31 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 9.5% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Time will post 1.05 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.04 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $0.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.86%. Time’s dividend payout ratio is presently -533.16%.

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Time Company Profile

Time Inc is a media and content company. The Company offers a portfolio of news and lifestyle brands across a range of interest areas. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s brands included People, Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Real Simple, Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure and Essence, as well as approximately 50 titles in the United Kingdom.

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