Telephone & Data Systems (TDS) Receives Media Impact Rating of 0.29

Media coverage about Telephone & Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) has been trending positive this week, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Telephone & Data Systems earned a news sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.3183491098379 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

TDS has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Telephone & Data Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Drexel Hamilton upgraded shares of Telephone & Data Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Telephone & Data Systems presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $29.00.

Shares of Telephone & Data Systems (TDS) opened at $26.85 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54, a current ratio of 2.42 and a quick ratio of 2.29. Telephone & Data Systems has a one year low of $24.57 and a one year high of $32.97. The firm has a market cap of $2,962.59, a price-to-earnings ratio of -21.14, a PEG ratio of 8.47 and a beta of 0.97.

Telephone & Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by ($0.09). Telephone & Data Systems had a positive return on equity of 1.08% and a negative net margin of 2.77%. The firm had revenue of $1.25 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.26 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.11 earnings per share. Telephone & Data Systems’s quarterly revenue was down 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that Telephone & Data Systems will post -1.27 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th were paid a $0.155 dividend. This represents a $0.62 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.31%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 14th. Telephone & Data Systems’s payout ratio is -48.82%.

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Telephone & Data Systems Company Profile

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc is a diversified telecommunications company. The Company is engaged in conducting its Wireless operations through its subsidiary, United States Cellular Corporation (U.S. Cellular), as well as providing its wireline services, cable services, and hosted and managed services (HMS), through its subsidiary, TDS Telecommunications Corporation (TDS Telecom).

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