Sony (SNE) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media coverage about Sony (NYSE:SNE) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Sony earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.7813643480181 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

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Shares of NYSE:SNE traded down $0.71 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $48.44. The company had a trading volume of 892,575 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,274,851. The company has a current ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of 0.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16. The stock has a market capitalization of $62,103.83, a PE ratio of 94.98 and a beta of 1.38. Sony has a one year low of $31.32 and a one year high of $53.91.

Sony (NYSE:SNE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 2nd. The company reported $1.89 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.15 by $0.74. The company had revenue of $2,672.32 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2,560.40 billion. Sony had a net margin of 6.29% and a return on equity of 15.00%. Sony’s revenue was up 11.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $15.55 EPS. research analysts predict that Sony will post 3.86 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on SNE. ValuEngine upgraded Sony from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Sony from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $52.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Finally, JPMorgan Chase downgraded Sony from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $48.19.

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About Sony

Sony Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for consumer, professional, and industrial markets worldwide. It offers LCD televisions, optical pickups, mobile phones, tablets, audio equipment and video conference systems, batteries, broadcast and professional-use video equipment, and DVD-players/recorders; and Blu-ray Disc players and recorders, ROMs, CDs, DVDs, and UMDs.

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