Headlines about Whitbread (OTCMKTS:WTBCF) have trended somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 6,000 blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Whitbread earned a media sentiment score of -1.70 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media headlines about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of WTBCF opened at $34.89 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $34.90. Whitbread has a 52 week low of $24.06 and a 52 week high of $65.90.
Separately, Goldman Sachs Group cut Whitbread from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, February 10th.
Whitbread PLC operates hotels and restaurants in the United Kingdom. It operates approximately 800 hotels with 76,171 rooms under the Premier Inn and the hub by Premier Inn brand names; and restaurants under the Brewers Fayre, Beefeater Grill, coockhouse & Pub, Bar+Block, thyme, and Table Table brands.
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