Press coverage about Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Level 3 Communications earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.6700566376573 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Level 3 Communications (NYSE LVLT) remained flat at $$53.63 during midday trading on Tuesday. Level 3 Communications has a 52 week low of $50.82 and a 52 week high of $64.61. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94, a quick ratio of 1.79 and a current ratio of 1.79.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on LVLT shares. UBS AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 price objective (down previously from $71.00) on shares of Level 3 Communications in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Barclays PLC lowered their price objective on shares of Level 3 Communications from $59.00 to $53.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Level 3 Communications from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Level 3 Communications from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Level 3 Communications currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $61.55.

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Level 3 Communications Company Profile

Level 3 Communications, Inc is a provider of a range of integrated communications services. The Company’s operating segments include North America, EMEA and Latin America. The North America includes operations in Atlanta, Georgia; Littleton, Colorado; Miami, Florida; Montreal, Canada; New York, New York; Phoenix, Arizona; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Southfield, Michigan, and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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