Media stories about Sony (NYSE:SNE) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing 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. Sony earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.401953018502 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

SNE has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. ValuEngine raised Sony from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $59.84 price target on shares of Sony in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Morgan Stanley cut Sony from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Zacks Investment Research cut Sony from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut Sony from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $48.19.

Shares of Sony (SNE) traded down $2.99 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $49.00. The company had a trading volume of 2,590,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,100,000. Sony has a fifty-two week low of $30.70 and a fifty-two week high of $53.91. The company has a market capitalization of $59,810.00, a PE ratio of 26.92 and a beta of 1.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a current ratio of 0.86 and a quick ratio of 0.71.

Sony (NYSE:SNE) last announced its earnings results on Friday, February 2nd. The company reported $1.89 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.15 by $0.74. Sony had a return on equity of 15.44% and a net margin of 6.29%. The business had revenue of $2,672.32 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2,560.40 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $15.55 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 11.5% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Sony will post 2.92 EPS for the current year.

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Sony Company Profile

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, Semiconductors, Component, Films, Music, Financial Services and All Other.

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