News headlines about Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI) (TSE:TRI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Thomson Reuters earned a news impact score of 1.46 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news stories about the business services provider an news buzz score of 7 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Thomson Reuters’ score:

Shares of TRI stock traded down $0.20 on Monday, hitting $47.88. The company had a trading volume of 610,925 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,587,768. The stock has a market cap of $27.05 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.08, a PEG ratio of 10.73 and a beta of 0.52. The company has a current ratio of 2.45, a quick ratio of 2.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39. Thomson Reuters has a twelve month low of $36.52 and a twelve month high of $48.41.

Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI) (TSE:TRI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 6th. The business services provider reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $1.29 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.31 billion. Thomson Reuters had a return on equity of 6.10% and a net margin of 16.21%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.27 earnings per share. Sell-side analysts forecast that Thomson Reuters will post 0.63 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 17th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 15th will be paid a $0.35 dividend. This is a boost from Thomson Reuters’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.35. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 14th. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.92%. Thomson Reuters’s dividend payout ratio is presently 54.98%.

TRI has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Morgan Stanley set a $53.00 target price on Thomson Reuters and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 7th. TD Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $69.00 target price on shares of Thomson Reuters in a report on Wednesday, November 7th. Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on Thomson Reuters in a report on Thursday, October 18th. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Thomson Reuters in a report on Thursday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Thomson Reuters from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 17th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $50.00.

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Thomson Reuters Company Profile

Thomson Reuters Corporation provides news and information for professional markets worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Financial & Risk, Legal, and Tax & Accounting. It sells electronic content and services to professionals primarily on a subscription basis. The Financial & Risk segment offers critical news, information, and analytics enabling transactions and connecting communities of trading, investment, financial, and corporate professionals.

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