Manchester United (MANU) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Finds

News stories about Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Manchester United earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 43.4179038405264 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Shares of Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) opened at 16.35 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $16.78 and a 200-day moving average of $16.55. The company has a market cap of $2.68 billion, a PE ratio of 145.98 and a beta of 0.53. Manchester United has a 1-year low of $14.10 and a 1-year high of $18.30.

Manchester United (NYSE:MANU) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, May 16th. The company reported ($0.05) EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of ($0.05). Manchester United had a net margin of 2.51% and a return on equity of 4.36%. The firm had revenue of $1.27 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $119.67 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.07 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 931.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that Manchester United will post $16.02 EPS for the current year.

MANU has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Manchester United from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. BidaskClub lowered shares of Manchester United from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 target price on shares of Manchester United in a research report on Monday, July 3rd. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 target price (up previously from $18.00) on shares of Manchester United in a research report on Friday, May 19th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $19.85.

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About Manchester United

Manchester United plc is engaged in the operation of a professional football club together with related and ancillary activities. Its football operations primarily comprise various activities, such as its first team, reserve team, youth academy, global scouting networks and other operations, such as its sport science, medical and fitness operations at the Aon Training Complex.

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