Media coverage about Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (NYSE:TSM) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.4186267631932 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

TSM has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. HSBC raised Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. ValuEngine raised Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Morgan Stanley downgraded Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday, November 27th. Credit Suisse Group raised Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $39.00.

Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (NYSE:TSM) traded up $0.28 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $43.01. The stock had a trading volume of 4,820,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 8,070,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.06, a current ratio of 2.39 and a quick ratio of 2.11. Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. has a 1 year low of $30.54 and a 1 year high of $46.57. The company has a market capitalization of $212,490.00, a P/E ratio of 19.03, a P/E/G ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 0.87.

Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. (NYSE:TSM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 18th. The semiconductor company reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.01. Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. had a return on equity of 23.73% and a net margin of 35.08%. The firm had revenue of $9.21 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.15 billion. analysts forecast that Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. will post 2.48 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Company Profile

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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