Media stories about HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE:HSBC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. HSBC Holdings PLC earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.9673339532062 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE:HSBC) traded down 0.18% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $49.69. 1,406,371 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $46.67 and its 200-day moving average is $43.17. The company has a market capitalization of $201.44 billion, a PE ratio of 101.41 and a beta of 0.89. HSBC Holdings PLC has a 52 week low of $34.50 and a 52 week high of $50.86.

HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE:HSBC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The financial services provider reported $0.95 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.87 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $13.17 billion for the quarter. HSBC Holdings PLC had a return on equity of 2.08% and a net margin of 1.42%. On average, analysts forecast that HSBC Holdings PLC will post $2.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 20th. Investors of record on Friday, August 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.50 per share. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 2nd. HSBC Holdings PLC’s payout ratio is currently 400.01%.

HSBC has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of HSBC Holdings PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, May 31st. BidaskClub lowered shares of HSBC Holdings PLC from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 15th. Morgan Stanley raised shares of HSBC Holdings PLC from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 28th. Finally, Berenberg Bank lowered shares of HSBC Holdings PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 5th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. HSBC Holdings PLC has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $36.62.

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HSBC Holdings PLC Company Profile

HSBC Holdings plc (HSBC) is the banking and financial services company. The Company manages its products and services through four businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management (RBWM), Commercial Banking (CMB), Global Banking and Markets (GB&M), and Global Private Banking (GPB). It operates across various geographical regions, which include Europe, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, North America and Latin America.

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