Media headlines about Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI) (TSE:TRI) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Thomson Reuters earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.2621206224618 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Several research firms have recently commented on TRI. Credit Suisse Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $51.00 price objective on shares of Thomson Reuters in a research note on Wednesday, January 31st. Canaccord Genuity set a $44.00 price objective on Thomson Reuters and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Scotiabank reduced their price objective on Thomson Reuters from $52.00 to $49.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, February 9th. ValuEngine upgraded Thomson Reuters from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reduced their price objective on Thomson Reuters from $49.00 to $47.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, February 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $50.23.

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Shares of Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI) opened at $39.87 on Wednesday. Thomson Reuters has a 12 month low of $38.71 and a 12 month high of $48.61. The company has a quick ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. The stock has a market capitalization of $28,811.05, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.13, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.37 and a beta of 0.71.

Thomson Reuters (NYSE:TRI) (TSE:TRI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The business services provider reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.02. Thomson Reuters had a return on equity of 13.61% and a net margin of 12.31%. The business had revenue of $2.94 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.95 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.60 EPS. Thomson Reuters’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Thomson Reuters will post 1.71 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 22nd will be paid a $0.345 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 21st. This represents a $1.38 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.46%. Thomson Reuters’s payout ratio is presently 70.77%.

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Thomson Reuters Company Profile

Thomson Reuters Corp (Thomson Reuters) is a Canada-based provider of news and information for professional markets. The Company is organized in three business units: Financial & Risk, Legal, and Tax & Accounting. The Financial & Risk unit is a provider of critical news, information and analytics, enabling transactions and connecting communities of trading, investment, financial and corporate professionals.

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