T-Mobile US (TMUS) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds
Media coverage about T-Mobile US (NASDAQ:TMUS) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media 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 -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. T-Mobile US earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.9881269373469 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- T-Mobile US Inc (NASDAQ:TMUS) Introduces Major Smartphone Deals To Begin The New Year Right (financialstrend.com)
- T-Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS) Sees Large Drop in Short Interest (americanbankingnews.com)
- T-Mobile US adds 1.9m customers in Q4, totaling 5.7m for 2017 (androidpolice.com)
- T-Mobile launches narrowband IoT plan (financial-news.co.uk)
- Why Apple Investors May Shrug Off T-Mobile's New iPhone X Promotion (finance.yahoo.com)
T-Mobile US (NASDAQ TMUS) traded down $0.16 during trading on Friday, hitting $63.68. 3,165,322 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,259,167. The company has a market cap of $53,110.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.97, a PEG ratio of 1.05 and a beta of 0.29. The company has a quick ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.50. T-Mobile US has a 12-month low of $54.60 and a 12-month high of $68.88.
T-Mobile US (NASDAQ:TMUS) last released its earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.17. The firm had revenue of $10.02 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $10.01 billion. T-Mobile US had a net margin of 5.55% and a return on equity of 9.99%. The business’s revenue was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.27 EPS. equities analysts forecast that T-Mobile US will post 2.41 EPS for the current year.
T-Mobile US announced that its board has initiated a stock buyback program on Wednesday, December 6th that permits the company to repurchase $1.50 billion in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the Wireless communications provider to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.
Several research firms recently weighed in on TMUS. Moffett Nathanson reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of T-Mobile US in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. BidaskClub cut shares of T-Mobile US from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, September 30th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 target price on shares of T-Mobile US in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 target price on shares of T-Mobile US in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $70.00 target price on shares of T-Mobile US in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, twenty-one have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $69.86.
In other news, EVP Peter A. Ewens sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.05, for a total value of $650,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 146,434 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,525,531.70. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP David A. Miller sold 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.78, for a total transaction of $941,700.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 104,448 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,557,245.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 73,620 shares of company stock valued at $4,708,192 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 0.29% of the company’s stock.
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About T-Mobile US
T-Mobile US, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides mobile communications services in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company offers voice, messaging, and data services to approximately 71 million customers in the postpaid, prepaid, and wholesale markets. It also provides wireless devices, including smartphones, tablets, and other mobile communication devices, as well as accessories that are manufactured by various suppliers.
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