Headlines about Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Telefonica earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.7828656298344 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

TEF has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Telefonica from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Citigroup reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Telefonica in a research note on Monday, September 4th. ValuEngine downgraded Telefonica from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Berenberg Bank upgraded Telefonica from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, Barclays upgraded Telefonica from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $11.70.

Shares of Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) traded down $0.02 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $10.00. The company had a trading volume of 1,442,792 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,313,911. Telefonica has a 12 month low of $8.43 and a 12 month high of $11.64. The stock has a market cap of $50,730.69, a PE ratio of 5.92 and a beta of 1.29. The company has a quick ratio of 0.62, a current ratio of 0.67 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.79.

The company also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 27th. Investors of record on Wednesday, December 13th will be issued a dividend of $0.2383 per share. This represents a yield of 4.67%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 12th. Telefonica’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 34.00%.

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About Telefonica

Telefonica, SA is an integrated and diversified telecommunications group operating in Europe and Latin America. The Company’s services and products include Mobile business, Fixed-line telephony business and Digital services. Its segments include Telefonica Spain, Telefonica Brazil, Telefonica Germany, Telefonica United Kingdom and Telefonica Hispanoamerica (formed by the Company’s operators in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela and Central America, Ecuador and Uruguay).

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