News headlines about Telefonica SA (NYSE:TEF) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Telefonica SA earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.4227911109045 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of brokerages have weighed in on TEF. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Telefonica SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Telefonica SA from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Telefonica SA in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Telefonica SA from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 7th. Finally, BNP Paribas started coverage on shares of Telefonica SA in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, nine have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $10.68.

Shares of Telefonica SA (NYSE:TEF) traded down 1.13% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $11.35. 760,070 shares of the company were exchanged. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $10.77 and a 200-day moving average price of $10.73. Telefonica SA has a 12-month low of $8.15 and a 12-month high of $11.64. The stock has a market capitalization of $58.15 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.43 and a beta of 1.34.

Telefonica SA (NYSE:TEF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The utilities provider reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.02. Telefonica SA had a net margin of 5.18% and a return on equity of 29.02%. The company had revenue of $14.24 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $15.01 billion. On average, analysts forecast that Telefonica SA will post $0.89 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Telefonica SA

Telefonica, SA is an integrated and diversified telecommunications group operating in Europe and Latin America. The Company’s services and products include Mobile business, Fixed-line telephony business and Digital services. Its segments include Telefonica Spain, Telefonica Brazil, Telefonica Germany, Telefonica United Kingdom and Telefonica Hispanoamerica (formed by the Company’s operators in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela and Central America, Ecuador and Uruguay).

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