E.W. Scripps Company (The) (NYSE:SSP) Given Coverage Optimism Score of 0.28

Media coverage about E.W. Scripps Company (The) (NYSE:SSP) has trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news 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. E.W. Scripps Company (The) earned a news impact score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 44.9951672092911 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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Several analysts have recently commented on SSP shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded E.W. Scripps Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Jefferies Group LLC upgraded E.W. Scripps Company (The) to a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, June 5th. Benchmark Co. restated a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 target price on shares of E.W. Scripps Company (The) in a report on Thursday, July 13th. BidaskClub upgraded E.W. Scripps Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Noble Financial reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of E.W. Scripps Company (The) in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. E.W. Scripps Company (The) currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $22.00.

E.W. Scripps Company (SSP) opened at 18.00 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $1.48 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.28 and a beta of 2.01. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $18.56 and its 200 day moving average price is $20.05. E.W. Scripps Company has a 52 week low of $12.16 and a 52 week high of $24.15.

E.W. Scripps Company (The) (NYSE:SSP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.06 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $231.82 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $232.04 million. E.W. Scripps Company (The) had a return on equity of 5.90% and a net margin of 6.05%. E.W. Scripps Company (The)’s quarterly revenue was up 1.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.14 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that E.W. Scripps Company will post $0.14 EPS for the current year.

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About E.W. Scripps Company (The)

The E. W. Scripps Company is a media enterprise with interests in television and radio broadcasting, as well as local and national digital media brands. The Company’s segments include television, radio, digital, and syndication and other. As of December 31, 2016, the Television segment included approximately 15 American Broadcasting Company (ABC) affiliates, five National Broadcasting Company (NBC) affiliates, two FOX affiliates, two Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) affiliates and four non big-four affiliated stations.

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