News stories about Edison International (NYSE:EIX) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Edison International earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.1246527969213 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Edison International (NYSE EIX) traded up $0.01 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $63.25. The stock had a trading volume of 2,387,937 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,256,750. Edison International has a fifty-two week low of $62.59 and a fifty-two week high of $83.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a current ratio of 0.51. The stock has a market cap of $20,600.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.44, a PEG ratio of 2.29 and a beta of 0.23.

Edison International (NYSE:EIX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The utilities provider reported $1.43 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.10. Edison International had a return on equity of 10.84% and a net margin of 13.18%. The business had revenue of $3.67 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.53 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.29 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Edison International will post 4.33 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a $0.605 dividend. This is a positive change from Edison International’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.54. This represents a $2.42 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. Edison International’s payout ratio is 55.25%.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on EIX shares. Citigroup set a $87.00 price objective on Edison International and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. ValuEngine upgraded Edison International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. SunTrust Banks restated a “buy” rating and issued a $89.00 price objective on shares of Edison International in a report on Monday, October 30th. Edward Jones lowered Edison International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. Finally, Mizuho lowered Edison International from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. Edison International presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $81.64.

In related news, insider Ronald L. Litzinger sold 224,718 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.00, for a total value of $18,426,876.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 14,121 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,157,922. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 0.41% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Edison International Company Profile

Edison International is the holding company of Southern California Edison Company (SCE). As of December 31, 2016, SCE, a public utility, was primarily engaged in the business of supplying and delivering electricity to an approximately 50,000 square mile area of southern California. The Company is also the parent company of Edison Energy Group, Inc (Edison Energy Group), a holding company for subsidiaries engaged in pursuing competitive business opportunities across energy services and distributed solar to commercial and industrial customers.

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