News headlines about Sony (NYSE:SNE) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Sony earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 44.3169158193772 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

SNE has been the subject of several analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded Sony from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, February 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Sony from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $52.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. JPMorgan Chase lowered Sony from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $85.29 price target on shares of Sony in a report on Monday, April 16th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $54.56.

Shares of SNE stock traded down $0.35 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $49.41. 930,087 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,254,965. Sony has a fifty-two week low of $33.45 and a fifty-two week high of $53.91. The firm has a market cap of $62,874.59, a PE ratio of 96.88 and a beta of 1.38. The company has a quick ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16.

Sony (NYSE:SNE) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 2nd. The company reported $1.89 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.15 by $0.74. Sony had a return on equity of 15.00% and a net margin of 6.29%. The company had revenue of $2,672.32 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2,560.40 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $15.55 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 11.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Sony will post 3.92 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Sony

Sony Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for consumer, professional, and industrial markets worldwide. It offers LCD televisions, optical pickups, mobile phones, tablets, audio equipment and video conference systems, batteries, broadcast and professional-use video equipment, and DVD-players/recorders; and Blu-ray Disc players and recorders, ROMs, CDs, DVDs, and UMDs.

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