Media stories about Telefonica SA (NYSE:TEF) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press 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 positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Telefonica SA earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.0437871240737 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Telefonica SA (NYSE TEF) opened at 10.78 on Monday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $10.93 and a 200-day moving average price of $10.99. The firm has a market capitalization of $55.23 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.15 and a beta of 1.32. Telefonica SA has a one year low of $8.15 and a one year high of $11.64.

Telefonica SA (NYSE:TEF) last posted its 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 firm had revenue of $14.24 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $15.01 billion. On average, analysts predict that Telefonica SA will post $0.89 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

TEF has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Telefonica SA in a research note on Monday, September 4th. ValuEngine cut Telefonica SA from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Telefonica SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, July 10th. BidaskClub upgraded Telefonica SA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co cut Telefonica SA from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Telefonica SA has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $10.81.

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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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