News headlines about Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Manchester United earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 45.0932081244588 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Several brokerages have commented on MANU. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 target price (up from $19.00) on shares of Manchester United in a report on Thursday, September 21st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Manchester United from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, November 18th. Finally, Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price objective (up from $19.00) on shares of Manchester United in a report on Monday, September 25th.

Shares of Manchester United (MANU) opened at $20.15 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 0.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.97. Manchester United has a fifty-two week low of $14.10 and a fifty-two week high of $22.15. The stock has a market cap of $811.93, a P/E ratio of 65.16, a PEG ratio of 8.88 and a beta of 0.64.

Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 16th. The company reported $0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.02) by $0.06. Manchester United had a net margin of 7.67% and a return on equity of 8.55%. The company had revenue of $141.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $133.94 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.3% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Manchester United will post 0.1 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 5th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be issued a $0.09 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.79%. Manchester United’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 51.43%.

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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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