Telecom Italia (NYSE:TI) was downgraded by equities researchers at Sanford C. Bernstein from a “market perform” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Wednesday, The Fly reports.

Several other analysts also recently commented on the stock. BNP Paribas reaffirmed an “underperform” rating on shares of Telecom Italia in a report on Tuesday, September 4th. Barclays downgraded shares of Telecom Italia from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Monday, October 1st. Citigroup raised shares of Telecom Italia from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, September 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Telecom Italia from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $7.50 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, September 20th. Finally, Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Telecom Italia from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Tuesday. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Sell” and a consensus price target of $9.02.

Shares of TI stock opened at $5.89 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $12.80 billion, a P/E ratio of 8.66 and a beta of 0.42. The company has a quick ratio of 0.68, a current ratio of 0.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.14. Telecom Italia has a 52 week low of $5.44 and a 52 week high of $11.28.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. First Foundation Advisors grew its stake in shares of Telecom Italia by 123.6% during the third quarter. First Foundation Advisors now owns 139,174 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $835,000 after purchasing an additional 76,933 shares during the last quarter. Blair William & Co. IL bought a new stake in shares of Telecom Italia during the third quarter valued at approximately $178,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its stake in shares of Telecom Italia by 34.6% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 64,620 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $387,000 after purchasing an additional 16,607 shares during the last quarter. CWM LLC grew its stake in shares of Telecom Italia by 31.9% during the third quarter. CWM LLC now owns 573,494 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $3,441,000 after purchasing an additional 138,789 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Jane Street Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of Telecom Italia during the second quarter valued at approximately $1,498,000. 0.77% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Telecom Italia Company Profile

Telecom Italia S.p.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides fixed and mobile telecommunications services in Europe, the Mediterranean Basin, and South America. It offers landline and mobile telecommunications, voice, messaging, data, Internet, and broadband services for consumers, as well as for small and medium-size enterprises, small offices/home offices, public sector clients, large accounts, and enterprises in the fixed and mobile telecommunications markets.

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