Rogers Communication (RCI) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of 0.07

News stories about Rogers Communication (NYSE:RCI) (TSE:RCI.B) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Rogers Communication earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.9295755087462 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Shares of Rogers Communication (RCI) opened at 52.98 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $52.06 and its 200-day moving average is $48.70. The firm has a market cap of $27.27 billion, a P/E ratio of 32.03 and a beta of 0.86. Rogers Communication has a 1-year low of $37.03 and a 1-year high of $53.55.

Rogers Communication (NYSE:RCI) (TSE:RCI.B) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 20th. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.74 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $3.59 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.59 billion. Rogers Communication had a return on equity of 28.90% and a net margin of 7.42%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.83 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Rogers Communication will post $2.73 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 3rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th were issued a dividend of $0.48 per share. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.62%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 14th. Rogers Communication’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 104.05%.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on RCI shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Rogers Communication from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Rogers Communication from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 15th. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on shares of Rogers Communication from $63.00 to $67.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Rogers Communication has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $57.29.

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Rogers Communication Company Profile

Rogers Communications Inc is a communications and media company. The Company provides wireless communications services, and cable television, Internet, information technology (IT) and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Its segments include Wireless, Cable, Business Solutions and Media. The Wireless segment is engaged in wireless telecommunications operations for Canadian consumers and businesses.

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