News coverage about Morneau Shepell (TSE:MSI) has trended very positive on Saturday, InfoTrie reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Morneau Shepell earned a daily sentiment score of 4.00 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news coverage about the company an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Morneau Shepell’s analysis:

MSI has been the topic of a number of research reports. TD Securities upgraded Morneau Shepell from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a C$36.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday. Gabelli upgraded Morneau Shepell from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, November 1st. National Bank Financial increased their price target on Morneau Shepell from C$32.00 to C$35.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, August 9th. Finally, CIBC increased their price target on Morneau Shepell from C$35.00 to C$38.00 in a research report on Tuesday, October 29th.

Shares of Morneau Shepell stock opened at C$31.42 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.81, a quick ratio of 1.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 102.92. The business’s 50 day simple moving average is C$32.05 and its 200-day simple moving average is C$30.76. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.99 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 231.03. Morneau Shepell has a twelve month low of C$23.64 and a twelve month high of C$33.34.

Morneau Shepell (TSE:MSI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 8th. The company reported C$0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of C$0.16 by C($0.06). The firm had revenue of C$212.67 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of C$211.50 million. Sell-side analysts predict that Morneau Shepell will post 0.8 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 31st will be given a dividend of $0.065 per share. This represents a $0.78 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.48%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, October 30th. Morneau Shepell’s payout ratio is 573.53%.

About Morneau Shepell

Morneau Shepell Inc operates as a human resources consulting and technology company in Canada, the United States, and internationally. The company provides health and productivity, administrative, and retirement solutions to assist employers in managing the financial security, health, and productivity of their employees.

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