Manchester United (MANU) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.03

Media headlines about Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Alpha One Sentiment. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Manchester United earned a media sentiment score of 0.03 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 32 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment’s analysis:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Manchester United (NYSE:MANU)

Manchester United (MANU) traded up 0.31% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $16.40. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 5,419 shares. Manchester United has a 12-month low of $14.10 and a 12-month high of $17.80. The company has a market cap of $2.69 billion, a PE ratio of 151.85 and a beta of 0.52. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $16.60 and its 200-day moving average is $16.11.

Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, May 16th. The company reported ($0.05) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.05). Manchester United had a return on equity of 4.36% and a net margin of 2.51%. The firm had revenue of $1.27 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $119.67 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.07 EPS. Manchester United’s revenue was up 931.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that Manchester United will post $14.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts have recently commented on MANU shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Manchester United from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, May 18th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $19.00 price objective on shares of Manchester United in a research note on Monday, April 3rd. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 target price (up previously from $18.00) on shares of Manchester United in a research note on Friday, May 19th.

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Manchester United Company Profile

Manchester United plc is engaged in the operation of a professional football club together with related and ancillary activities. Its football operations primarily comprise various activities, such as its first team, reserve team, youth academy, global scouting networks and other operations, such as its sport science, medical and fitness operations at the Aon Training Complex.

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