News headlines about Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Telephone and Data Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 47.1999710289268 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) traded up 0.67% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $28.70. 375,132 shares of the company traded hands. Telephone and Data Systems has a 12 month low of $24.12 and a 12 month high of $32.98. The company’s 50 day moving average is $28.21 and its 200-day moving average is $27.88. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.17 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 58.69 and a beta of 1.04.

Telephone and Data Systems (NYSE:TDS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August 4th. The Wireless communications provider reported $0.09 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.13 by $0.04. Telephone and Data Systems had a net margin of 1.09% and a return on equity of 1.15%. The business had revenue of $1.25 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.27 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.25 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Telephone and Data Systems will post $0.44 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on TDS shares. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Telephone and Data Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Telephone and Data Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Telephone and Data Systems currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $35.00.

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About Telephone and Data Systems

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc is a diversified telecommunications company. The Company is engaged in conducting its Wireless operations through its subsidiary, United States Cellular Corporation (U.S. Cellular), as well as providing its wireline services, cable services, and hosted and managed services (HMS), through its subsidiary, TDS Telecommunications Corporation (TDS Telecom).

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