Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows

News headlines about Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (NYSE:TSM) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 47.318076934559 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on TSM. Zacks Investment Research raised Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, June 15th. HSBC Holdings plc cut Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 21st. Credit Suisse Group cut Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, May 15th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $31.67.

Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM) traded up 0.20% on Friday, hitting $35.86. The stock had a trading volume of 3,692,805 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $35.84 and its 200 day moving average price is $34.01. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing has a 52 week low of $28.20 and a 52 week high of $36.96. The company has a market cap of $185.97 billion, a PE ratio of 16.15 and a beta of 0.77.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (NYSE:TSM) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 13th. The semiconductor company reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $213.86 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $214.25 billion. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing had a return on equity of 25.61% and a net margin of 36.11%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $2.80 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing will post $2.15 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced an annual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, July 20th. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 28th were paid a $0.927 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, June 26th. This is a boost from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing’s previous annual dividend of $0.74. This represents a dividend yield of 3.25%. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 42.59%.

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About Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing

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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