News articles about TIM Participacoes (NYSE:TSU) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. TIM Participacoes earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 45.9522906564968 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

TSU has been the subject of several recent research reports. Barclays boosted their target price on shares of TIM Participacoes from $18.50 to $20.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. UBS raised shares of TIM Participacoes from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, November 24th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of TIM Participacoes from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $17.00 target price on shares of TIM Participacoes and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $19.60.

TIM Participacoes (TSU) traded up $0.27 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $19.06. 732,651 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,077,683. The company has a current ratio of 1.31, a quick ratio of 1.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34. The company has a market capitalization of $9,141.81, a P/E ratio of 29.97, a PEG ratio of 1.12 and a beta of 1.49. TIM Participacoes has a one year low of $11.35 and a one year high of $19.50.

The firm also recently announced a special dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 17th were given a dividend of $0.1199 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 16th. TIM Participacoes’s payout ratio is presently 25.40%.

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TIM Participacoes Company Profile

TIM Participacoes SA (TIM) is a provider of mobile telecommunication services in Brazil. The Company, through its subsidiaries in various telecommunications markets, operates mobile, fixed and long distance telephony, data transmission and ultra-broadband services. Its direct subsidiaries include TIM Celular SA, which provides landline telephone services (commuted fixed telephonic service (STFC))-domestic long distance and international long distance voice services, personal mobile service (SMP) and multimedia communication service (multimedia service of communication (SCM)) in all Brazilian states and in the Federal District, and Intelig Telecomunicacoes Ltda., which provides STFC-local voices services and SCM services in all Brazilian states and in the Federal District.

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