Media headlines about Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. 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. Telefonica earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.6483935631002 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Telefonica (NYSE:TEF) traded down $0.11 on Tuesday, hitting $10.30. The stock had a trading volume of 303,236 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,070,779. The firm has a market cap of $53,148.84, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.70 and a beta of 1.30. The company has a current ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 0.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.79. Telefonica has a one year low of $9.37 and a one year high of $11.64.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on TEF shares. Credit Suisse Group cut Telefonica to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised Telefonica from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $12.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, October 16th. ValuEngine raised Telefonica from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 20th. Raymond James Financial raised Telefonica from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, DZ Bank reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Telefonica in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. Telefonica currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $11.70.

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Telefonica Company Profile

Telefonica, SA is an integrated and diversified telecommunications group operating in Europe and Latin America. The Company’s services and products include Mobile business, Fixed-line telephony business and Digital services. Its segments include Telefonica Spain, Telefonica Brazil, Telefonica Germany, Telefonica United Kingdom and Telefonica Hispanoamerica (formed by the Company’s operators in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela and Central America, Ecuador and Uruguay).

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