Media headlines about Sony (NYSE:SNE) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news 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. Sony earned a coverage optimism score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 44.8503854277562 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Sony (NYSE:SNE) traded up $0.72 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $49.89. 522,437 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 668,105. Sony has a 1-year low of $29.16 and a 1-year high of $50.82. The stock has a market cap of $62,129.10, a PE ratio of 28.03 and a beta of 1.79. The company has a quick ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 0.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17.

Sony (NYSE:SNE) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The company reported $0.90 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.54 by $0.36. Sony had a net margin of 3.17% and a return on equity of 7.97%. equities research analysts forecast that Sony will post 2.88 earnings per share for the current year.

SNE has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $59.84 price objective on shares of Sony in a research note on Friday, November 17th. Morgan Stanley cut shares of Sony from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. ValuEngine raised shares of Sony from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Sony from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $52.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Sony currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $48.19.

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Sony Company Profile

Sony Corporation (Sony) is engaged in the development, design, manufacture and sale of various kinds of electronic equipment, instruments and devices for consumer, professional and industrial markets, as well as game consoles and software. The Company’s segments include Mobile Communications, Game & Network Services, Imaging Products & Solutions, Home Entertainment & Sound, Devices, Pictures, Music, Financial Services and All Other.

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