Media coverage about Thomson Reuters (TSE:TRI) (NYSE:TRI) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Thomson Reuters earned a daily sentiment score of 1.12 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media coverage about the company an news buzz score of 6 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Thomson Reuters’ score:
- Thomson Reuters Corp to Post Q4 2018 Earnings of $0.04 Per Share, Piper Jaffray Companies Forecasts (TRI) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Thomson Reuters Corp (TRI) to Issue Dividend Increase – $0.45 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- FY2018 EPS Estimates for Thomson Reuters Corp Reduced by National Bank Financial (TRI) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Thomson Reuters Investor Day 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)
- FY2018 EPS Estimates for Thomson Reuters Corp (TRI) Reduced by Piper Jaffray Companies (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. National Bank Financial raised their target price on shares of Thomson Reuters from C$59.00 to C$60.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 29th. Berenberg Bank cut their target price on shares of Thomson Reuters from C$45.00 to C$44.00 in a research note on Thursday, August 30th. TD Securities raised their target price on shares of Thomson Reuters from C$68.00 to C$69.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, BMO Capital Markets raised their target price on shares of Thomson Reuters from C$65.00 to C$69.00 in a research note on Wednesday.
Shares of TSE TRI traded up C$0.20 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching C$63.50. 635,800 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 898,044. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 64.43, a quick ratio of 0.25 and a current ratio of 2.31. Thomson Reuters has a twelve month low of C$46.69 and a twelve month high of C$63.93.
Thomson Reuters (TSE:TRI) (NYSE:TRI) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 8th. The company reported C$0.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of C$0.14 by C$0.08. The company had revenue of C$1.69 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of C$1.69 billion. As a group, sell-side analysts expect that Thomson Reuters will post 1.24803706030151 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 17th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 15th will be given a dividend of $0.452 per share. This represents a $1.81 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.85%. This is a positive change from Thomson Reuters’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.45. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 14th. Thomson Reuters’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 82.54%.
In related news, Director Vance A. Sider sold 88,548 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$45.56, for a total transaction of C$4,034,246.88.
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Thomson Reuters Company Profile
Thomson Reuters Corporation provides news and information for professional markets worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Financial & Risk, Legal, and Tax & Accounting. It sells electronic content and services to professionals primarily on a subscription basis. The Financial & Risk segment offers critical news, information, and analytics enabling transactions and connecting communities of trading, investment, financial, and corporate professionals.
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