Media headlines about Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (NYSE:TSM) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.2918327439732 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (NYSE:TSM) traded up $0.10 during trading on Friday, reaching $39.70. 7,192,237 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 5,769,666. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06, a current ratio of 2.36 and a quick ratio of 2.11. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing has a 12 month low of $28.39 and a 12 month high of $43.02. The stock has a market cap of $195,990.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.13, a P/E/G ratio of 1.26 and a beta of 0.77.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on TSM shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Daiwa Capital Markets lowered shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing from an “outperform” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Monday. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $27.00.

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About Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC) is a semiconductor foundry. The Company is engaged in the manufacturing, selling, packaging, testing and computer-aided design of integrated circuits and other semiconductor devices and the manufacturing of masks. It operates through foundry segment.

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