News coverage about Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Windstream earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.2114434784934 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN) opened at $1.56 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 0.60, a quick ratio of 0.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -7.94. The company has a market cap of $300.67, a PE ratio of -0.13 and a beta of 0.07. Windstream has a 12-month low of $1.28 and a 12-month high of $6.47.

Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The technology company reported $0.03 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.39) by $0.42. The business had revenue of $1.50 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.49 billion. Windstream had a negative net margin of 36.16% and a negative return on equity of 191.89%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted ($0.83) EPS. equities research analysts expect that Windstream will post -2.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have commented on WIN. Guggenheim began coverage on shares of Windstream in a research report on Tuesday. They set a “sell” rating and a $1.35 target price on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of Windstream from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Windstream from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 8th. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating and set a $3.00 target price on shares of Windstream in a research report on Friday, November 24th. Finally, Barclays began coverage on shares of Windstream in a research report on Friday, December 15th. They set an “underweight” rating and a $1.50 target price on the stock. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Sell” and a consensus target price of $1.95.

In other news, Director Michael G. Stoltz acquired 29,734 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 28th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $1.58 per share, with a total value of $46,979.72. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 97,453 shares in the company, valued at $153,975.74. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 0.95% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Windstream Company Profile

Windstream Corporation (Windstream) is a provider of advanced communications and technology solutions, including managed services and cloud computing, to businesses nationwide. In addition to business services, the Company offers broadband, voice and video services to consumers in primarily rural markets.

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