RELX (RELX) Receives Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.18

Headlines about RELX (NYSE:RELX) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. RELX earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the technology company an impact score of 44.7681328399238 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of RELX stock traded down $0.16 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $21.66. 150,261 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 491,814. The company has a market capitalization of $23,239.65, a P/E ratio of 21.03, a P/E/G ratio of 2.22 and a beta of 0.66. The company has a current ratio of 0.48, a quick ratio of 0.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.77. RELX has a 52 week low of $19.91 and a 52 week high of $24.03.

The firm also recently declared a None dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 25th. Stockholders of record on Friday, April 27th will be issued a dividend of $0.388 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 26th. This represents a dividend yield of 3.68%. This is an increase from RELX’s previous None dividend of $0.15. RELX’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 46.60%.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on RELX shares. Morgan Stanley lowered shares of RELX from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of RELX from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. BNP Paribas downgraded shares of RELX from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of RELX from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 9th. Finally, Barclays downgraded shares of RELX from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Monday, February 12th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $23.00.

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RELX Company Profile

RELX PLC provides information and analytics for professional and business customers in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Scientific, Technical & Medical; Risk & Business Analytics; Legal; and Exhibitions. The Scientific, Technical & Medical segment provides information and analytics to institutions and professionals.

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