Headlines about Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Level 3 Communications earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the technology company an impact score of 46.5478445379552 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Level 3 Communications (LVLT) traded up $0.93 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $53.63. The stock had a trading volume of 3,119,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,423,731. Level 3 Communications has a 1 year low of $50.82 and a 1 year 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. The company has a market cap of $19,450.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.30 and a beta of 1.14.

Several analysts recently issued reports on LVLT shares. BidaskClub upgraded Level 3 Communications from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Barclays decreased their target price on Level 3 Communications from $59.00 to $53.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $61.47.

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About Level 3 Communications

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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