Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (NYSE:TSM) Earning Negative Media Coverage, Report Shows

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Media headlines about Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (NYSE:TSM) have trended negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. earned a coverage optimism score of -2.43 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news coverage about the semiconductor company an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg.’s ranking:

TSM has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Susquehanna Bancshares downgraded Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. from a “positive” rating to a “negative” rating and set a $40.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Friday, April 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, April 18th. Macquarie downgraded Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, March 27th. Finally, Wedbush initiated coverage on Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. in a research report on Monday, April 27th. They set an “outperform” rating for the company. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $53.33.

TSM stock opened at $49.80 on Friday. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $51.06 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $53.97. Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. has a 12-month low of $37.18 and a 12-month high of $60.64. The company has a current ratio of 1.36, a quick ratio of 1.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04. The company has a market cap of $263.19 billion, a PE ratio of 19.84, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 0.91.

Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (NYSE:TSM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 16th. The semiconductor company reported $0.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.09. Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. had a return on equity of 24.82% and a net margin of 34.54%. The firm had revenue of $10.31 billion during the quarter. Equities analysts forecast that Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. will post 2.8 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 18th will be given a $0.3304 dividend. This represents a $1.32 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.65%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 17th. Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg.’s payout ratio is 61.40%.

About Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in manufacturing, selling, packaging, testing, and computer-aided design of integrated circuits and other semiconductor devices. The company manufactures masks and electronic spare parts; researches, develops, designs, manufactures, sells, packages, and tests color filters; and offers customer and engineering support services.

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