Media headlines about Orange (NYSE:ORAN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Orange earned a news sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.7017646707281 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
A number of research firms have commented on ORAN. BNP Paribas raised shares of Orange from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Orange from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. ValuEngine raised shares of Orange from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Berenberg Bank raised shares of Orange from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 8th. Finally, Gabelli reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Orange in a research report on Friday, December 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $18.00.
Orange stock traded down $0.27 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $16.74. 426,194 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 348,382. The company has a quick ratio of 0.68, a current ratio of 0.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83. Orange has a 1-year low of $14.94 and a 1-year high of $18.57.
Orange SA is a telecommunications operator. The Company also provides telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. The Company’s segments include France, Spain, Poland, Belgium and Luxembourg, Central European countries, Africa and Middle East, Enterprise, and International Carriers & Shared Services.
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