Press coverage about Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Time Warner earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the media conglomerate an impact score of 45.3842863031697 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

TWX has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $102.00 price objective on shares of Time Warner in a report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Time Warner from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 6th. B. Riley restated a “hold” rating and set a $101.00 target price on shares of Time Warner in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Time Warner in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, Pivotal Research restated a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 target price (up from $103.00) on shares of Time Warner in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have issued a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $104.78.

Shares of Time Warner (NYSE TWX) traded down $0.19 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $94.31. 633,100 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,271,657. Time Warner has a one year low of $85.88 and a one year high of $103.90. The stock has a market cap of $73,833.98, a PE ratio of 17.98, a PEG ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a current ratio of 1.48.

Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The media conglomerate reported $1.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.59 by $0.23. Time Warner had a net margin of 13.59% and a return on equity of 18.57%. The company had revenue of $7.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $7.40 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.83 EPS. Time Warner’s revenue was up 6.0% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that Time Warner will post 6.2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 1st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 10th will be paid a $0.4025 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 9th. This represents a $1.61 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.71%. Time Warner’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 30.73%.

In other news, CEO Jeffrey L. Bewkes sold 329,478 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.65, for a total value of $29,867,180.70. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 855,925 shares in the company, valued at approximately $77,589,601.25. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Olaf Olafsson sold 23,450 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.03, for a total transaction of $2,111,203.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.16% of the company’s stock.

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Time Warner Company Profile

Time Warner Inc is a media and entertainment company. The Company operates through three segments: Turner, which consists of cable networks and digital media properties; Home Box Office, which consists of premium pay television and over the top (OTT) services and premium pay, basic tier television and OTT services internationally, and Warner Bros., which consists of television, feature film, home video, and videogame production and distribution.

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