Sony (SNE) Receives Media Sentiment Rating of 0.70

News articles about Sony (NYSE:SNE) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Sony earned a coverage optimism score of 0.70 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news stories about the company an news buzz score of 1 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Sony’s ranking:

SNE has been the subject of several recent research reports. Citigroup raised Sony from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $52.91 price target for the company in a report on Sunday, December 9th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed an “overweight” rating on shares of Sony in a report on Friday, October 19th. ValuEngine downgraded Sony from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, November 12th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised Sony from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, November 30th. Finally, Macquarie downgraded Sony from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, February 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Sony presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $64.73.

Sony stock opened at $44.29 on Friday. Sony has a one year low of $42.43 and a one year high of $61.02. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.12, a current ratio of 0.86 and a quick ratio of 0.79. The firm has a market capitalization of $55.48 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.46, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.98 and a beta of 1.42.

Sony (NYSE:SNE) last released its earnings results on Friday, February 1st. The company reported $2.93 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.90 by $1.03. Sony had a return on equity of 20.21% and a net margin of 9.48%. The company had revenue of $2,401.81 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2,676.17 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $234.08 earnings per share. Sony’s quarterly revenue was down 10.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Sony will post 5.53 earnings per share for the current year.

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Sony Company Profile

Sony Corporation designs, develops, produces, and sells electronic equipment, instruments, and devices for the consumer, professional, and industrial markets worldwide. The company offers network services related to games, videos, and music contents; and home and portable game consoles, packaged software, and peripheral devices, as well as broadcast/professional, integrated circuit card technology, and medical and imaging device solutions.

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