Media stories about Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Time Warner earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the media conglomerate an impact score of 46.7935044821792 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on TWX shares. Pivotal Research raised Time Warner from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $102.00 to $103.00 in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Rosenblatt Securities raised Time Warner from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $103.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 13th. Deutsche Bank reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $99.00 price target on shares of Time Warner in a research note on Friday, November 10th. raised Time Warner from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $102.00 to $103.00 in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, Guggenheim reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Time Warner in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Sixteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $104.36.

Time Warner (NYSE TWX) traded up $0.70 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $94.31. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,596,888 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,318,326. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 0.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64. Time Warner has a 52 week low of $85.88 and a 52 week high of $103.90. The stock has a market cap of $73,080.00, a PE ratio of 17.37, a PEG ratio of 1.24 and a beta of 0.94.

Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The media conglomerate reported $1.60 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.44 by $0.16. Time Warner had a return on equity of 18.96% and a net margin of 16.78%. The company had revenue of $8.61 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $8.41 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.25 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.1% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Time Warner will post 7.56 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 1st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 10th were paid a dividend of $0.4025 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, January 9th. This represents a $1.61 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.71%. Time Warner’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 29.65%.

In other Time Warner news, Director William P. Barr sold 4,019 shares of Time Warner stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $97.20, for a total transaction of $390,646.80. Following the transaction, the director now owns 44,959 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,370,014.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CEO Jeffrey L. Bewkes sold 329,478 shares of Time Warner stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.65, for a total value of $29,867,180.70. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 855,925 shares in the company, valued at approximately $77,589,601.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 360,966 shares of company stock worth $32,745,250. Company insiders own 0.16% of the company’s stock.

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About Time Warner

Time Warner Inc is a media and entertainment company. The Company operates through three segments: Turner, which consists of cable networks and digital media properties; Home Box Office, which consists of premium pay television and over the top (OTT) services and premium pay, basic tier television and OTT services internationally, and Warner Bros., which consists of television, feature film, home video, and videogame production and distribution.

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