Media stories about TIM Participacoes (NYSE:TSU) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media 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 positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. TIM Participacoes earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the Wireless communications provider an impact score of 46.1812058788438 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on TSU shares. UBS raised shares of TIM Participacoes from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, November 24th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $17.00 target price on shares of TIM Participacoes and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of TIM Participacoes from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, Barclays raised their target price on shares of TIM Participacoes from $20.00 to $21.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. TIM Participacoes currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $19.60.

Shares of TIM Participacoes (NYSE TSU) traded up $0.20 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $18.48. 570,721 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 569,352. TIM Participacoes has a fifty-two week low of $11.20 and a fifty-two week high of $19.50. The company has a market capitalization of $8,851.29, a P/E ratio of 29.02, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.08 and a beta of 1.49. The company has a quick ratio of 1.29, a current ratio of 1.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34.

The firm also recently announced a special dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 17th were paid a dividend of $0.1199 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 16th. TIM Participacoes’s dividend payout ratio is 25.40%.

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About TIM Participacoes

TIM Participacoes SA (TIM) is a provider of mobile telecommunication services in Brazil. The Company, through its subsidiaries in various telecommunications markets, operates mobile, fixed and long distance telephony, data transmission and ultra-broadband services. Its direct subsidiaries include TIM Celular SA, which provides landline telephone services (commuted fixed telephonic service (STFC))-domestic long distance and international long distance voice services, personal mobile service (SMP) and multimedia communication service (multimedia service of communication (SCM)) in all Brazilian states and in the Federal District, and Intelig Telecomunicacoes Ltda., which provides STFC-local voices services and SCM services in all Brazilian states and in the Federal District.

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