Headlines about Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR) (TSE:SJR.B) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Shaw Communications earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 47.3244706153564 out of 100, indicating that recent news 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 headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Shaw Communications (NYSE SJR) traded down $0.23 during trading on Thursday, hitting $22.20. 509,100 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 498,846. The company has a current ratio of 0.80, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70. The stock has a market capitalization of $11,070.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.39, a P/E/G ratio of 4.27 and a beta of 0.97. Shaw Communications has a one year low of $19.13 and a one year high of $23.31.

The company also recently announced a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, February 27th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.0781 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 14th. This represents a $0.94 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.22%. Shaw Communications’s dividend payout ratio is currently 106.98%.

SJR has been the subject of several analyst reports. Barclays PLC upped their price target on shares of Shaw Communications from $21.00 to $22.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Shaw Communications from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Scotiabank lowered shares of Shaw Communications from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Shaw Communications from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Shaw Communications from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $27.00.

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About Shaw Communications

Shaw Communications Inc (Shaw) is a diversified connectivity provider. The Company operates through four divisions: Consumer, Wireless, Business Network Services and Business Infrastructure Services. Under the Consumer division, the Company offers Cable telecommunications and Satellite video services to residential customers.

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