Headlines about Sprint (NYSE:S) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sprint earned a daily sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the cell phone carrier an impact score of 45.3171008303795 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

S opened at $6.13 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.28, a quick ratio of 1.10 and a current ratio of 1.15. Sprint has a 1-year low of $4.81 and a 1-year high of $8.55. The company has a market capitalization of $24.14 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 87.57 and a beta of 0.61.

Sprint (NYSE:S) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The cell phone carrier reported $0.04 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.05. Sprint had a net margin of 22.73% and a return on equity of 0.51%. The business had revenue of $8.13 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.05 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.05 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down .4% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts anticipate that Sprint will post -0.06 EPS for the current year.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on S shares. Gabelli restated a “hold” rating on shares of Sprint in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. Wells Fargo & Co cut shares of Sprint from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, April 30th. Guggenheim upgraded shares of Sprint from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $4.50 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, April 30th. Citigroup raised their target price on shares of Sprint from $6.50 to $7.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, April 30th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Sprint from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 1st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $5.95.

Sprint Corp is a computer and technology company in the Wireless Telecommunication Services industry.

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