News headlines about Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Manchester United earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.9045580392652 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Manchester United (NYSE MANU) traded down 2.90% on Friday, hitting $16.75. 32,130 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm has a market cap of $2.75 billion, a P/E ratio of 149.55 and a beta of 0.53. Manchester United has a 12-month low of $14.10 and a 12-month high of $18.30. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $16.74 and its 200 day moving average is $16.52.

Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 16th. The company reported ($0.05) earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.05). Manchester United had a net margin of 2.51% and a return on equity of 4.36%. The business had revenue of $1.27 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $119.67 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.07 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 931.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that Manchester United will post $16.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on MANU shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Manchester United from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. BidaskClub cut shares of Manchester United from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $19.00 target price on shares of Manchester United in a report on Monday, July 3rd. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating and issued a $19.00 target price (up previously from $18.00) on shares of Manchester United in a report on Friday, May 19th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $19.85.

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Manchester United Company Profile

Manchester United plc is engaged in the operation of a professional football club together with related and ancillary activities. Its football operations primarily comprise various activities, such as its first team, reserve team, youth academy, global scouting networks and other operations, such as its sport science, medical and fitness operations at the Aon Training Complex.

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