News articles about E.W. Scripps Company (The) (NYSE:SSP) have trended positive on Monday, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. E.W. Scripps Company (The) earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 47.8458133031523 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE:SSP) opened at 18.07 on Monday. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $18.43 and its 200-day moving average price is $20.12. The stock has a market cap of $1.49 billion, a PE ratio of 25.27 and a beta of 2.01. E.W. Scripps Company has a 52 week low of $12.16 and a 52 week high of $24.15.

E.W. Scripps Company (The) (NYSE:SSP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.02. E.W. Scripps Company (The) had a return on equity of 5.90% and a net margin of 6.05%. The company had revenue of $231.82 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $232.04 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.14 earnings per share. E.W. Scripps Company (The)’s revenue was up 1.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that E.W. Scripps Company will post $0.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms recently weighed in on SSP. Zacks Investment Research lowered E.W. Scripps Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, May 5th. BidaskClub upgraded E.W. Scripps Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of E.W. Scripps Company (The) in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Noble Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of E.W. Scripps Company (The) in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, Benchmark Co. restated a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price target on shares of E.W. Scripps Company (The) in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. E.W. Scripps Company (The) has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $22.00.

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E.W. Scripps Company (The) Company Profile

The E. W. Scripps Company is a media enterprise with interests in television and radio broadcasting, as well as local and national digital media brands. The Company’s segments include television, radio, digital, and syndication and other. As of December 31, 2016, the Television segment included approximately 15 American Broadcasting Company (ABC) affiliates, five National Broadcasting Company (NBC) affiliates, two FOX affiliates, two Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) affiliates and four non big-four affiliated stations.

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