Press coverage about Crown Castle International (NYSE:CCI) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Crown Castle International earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.8809591550402 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

Crown Castle International (NYSE:CCI) traded down $1.00 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $105.36. 2,916,595 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,885,674. The company has a market cap of $43,210.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 104.32, a PEG ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 0.26. The company has a quick ratio of 7.13, a current ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30. Crown Castle International has a 12-month low of $88.54 and a 12-month high of $114.97.

Crown Castle International (NYSE:CCI) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, January 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.01 by ($0.84). The firm had revenue of $1.24 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.14 billion. Crown Castle International had a return on equity of 4.95% and a net margin of 10.21%. Crown Castle International’s revenue was up 20.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.10 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Crown Castle International will post 5.25 EPS for the current year.

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. KeyCorp increased their price objective on shares of Crown Castle International from $106.00 to $114.00 in a research report on Monday, November 27th. Deutsche Bank increased their price objective on shares of Crown Castle International from $117.00 to $120.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Crown Castle International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Guggenheim reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $115.00 price objective on shares of Crown Castle International in a research report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co increased their price objective on shares of Crown Castle International from $112.50 to $116.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $113.33.

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Crown Castle International Company Profile

Castle International Corp. (CCIC) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) company. The Company owns, operates and leases shared wireless infrastructure, including towers and other structures, such as rooftops (towers), and to a lesser extent, distributed antenna systems (DAS), a type of small cell network (small cells), and interests in land under third party towers in various forms (third party land interests).

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