News coverage about BT Group (NYSE:BT) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring 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. BT Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.8686409953838 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

BT Group (NYSE BT) opened at $16.13 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $31,460.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.69 and a beta of 0.99. BT Group has a 1 year low of $15.79 and a 1 year high of $21.16. The company has a current ratio of 0.77, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.46.

BT Group (NYSE:BT) last posted its earnings results on Friday, February 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.46 by ($0.04). The business had revenue of $7.93 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $8.60 billion. BT Group had a net margin of 7.11% and a return on equity of 33.47%. equities analysts anticipate that BT Group will post 1.95 EPS for the current fiscal year.

BT has been the topic of several analyst reports. ValuEngine raised shares of BT Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, November 27th. Bank of America raised shares of BT Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. UBS Group raised shares of BT Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of BT Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Berenberg Bank raised shares of BT Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $309.13.

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BT Group Company Profile

BT Group plc is a communications services company. The Company is engaged in selling fixed-voice services, broadband, mobile and television products and services, as well as managed networked information technology (IT) solutions and cyber security protection. Its segments include Consumer, which provides fixed-voice, broadband, TV and mobile services; EE, which is a mobile network operator in the United Kingdom and provides mobile and fixed communications services to consumers; Business and Public Sector, which provides communications and IT services to businesses and the public sector in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland (RoI) ;Global Services, which provides managed networked IT services to corporate customers; Wholesale and Ventures, which provides fixed and mobile services to communications providers (CPs); and Openreach, which provides copper and fiber connections between its exchanges and homes and businesses.

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