Media headlines about Lee Enterprises, (NYSE:LEE) have trended somewhat negative recently, according to Alpha One Sentiment. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lee Enterprises, earned a media sentiment score of -0.12 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected AlphaOne Sentiment’s scoring:
- Newspaper Decline Continues to Weigh on Associated Press Earnings (hamodia.com)
- New Orleans real estate transfers for March 25-31, 2017 (nola.com)
- ETFs with exposure to Lee Enterprises, Inc. : April 19, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Lee Enterprises, (LEE) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.09 (americanbankingnews.com)
- Viewpoints: Like Google, Apple and Uber? Thank an immigrant (azcentral.com)
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Lee Enterprises, from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, February 13th. TheStreet raised Lee Enterprises, from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, March 6th.
Lee Enterprises, (NYSE:LEE) traded down 1.75% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $2.80. The stock had a trading volume of 126,179 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $2.63 and its 200-day moving average price is $2.89. Lee Enterprises, has a 12 month low of $1.74 and a 12 month high of $3.92. The stock has a market cap of $158.42 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.29 and a beta of 2.18.
Lee Enterprises, (NYSE:LEE) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 2nd. The company reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.15 by $0.01. Lee Enterprises, had a negative return on equity of 16.66% and a net margin of 5.98%. The business earned $93.04 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $105.64 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.09 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Lee Enterprises, will post $0.41 earnings per share for the current year.
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About Lee Enterprises,
Lee Enterprises, Incorporated is a provider of local news and information, and a platform for print and digital advertising. The Company’s products included 46 daily and 34 Sunday newspapers, 300 weekly newspapers, and classified and niche publications, as of September 25, 2016. The Company also provides a range of digital products, including video, digital couponing, behavioral targeting, audience retargeting, banner advertisements and social networking.
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