Media stories about Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI) (TSE:TRI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Thomson Reuters earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.0935520582153 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Thomson Reuters from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and set a $50.00 price target on shares of Thomson Reuters in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. Berenberg Bank set a $37.00 price target on Thomson Reuters and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Scotiabank raised Thomson Reuters from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $47.00 to $55.00 in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, Morgan Stanley dropped their price target on Thomson Reuters from $52.00 to $49.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.23.

Thomson Reuters (NYSE TRI) traded up $0.01 on Friday, hitting $43.42. The stock had a trading volume of 603,267 shares, compared to its average volume of 746,339. Thomson Reuters has a fifty-two week low of $42.22 and a fifty-two week high of $48.61. The company has a quick ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41. The company has a market cap of $30,874.57, a P/E ratio of 10.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.12 and a beta of 0.71.

Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI) (TSE:TRI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $0.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.58 by $0.10. Thomson Reuters had a return on equity of 13.91% and a net margin of 27.20%. The business had revenue of $2.79 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.82 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.54 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Thomson Reuters will post 2.46 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 16th were given a dividend of $0.345 per share. This represents a $1.38 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.18%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 15th. Thomson Reuters’s payout ratio is currently 33.09%.

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About Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters Corp (Thomson Reuters) is a Canada-based provider of news and information for professional markets. The Company is organized in three business units: Financial & Risk, Legal, and Tax & Accounting. The Financial & Risk unit is a provider of critical news, information and analytics, enabling transactions and connecting communities of trading, investment, financial and corporate professionals.

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