BT Group PLC (BT) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.14

Media stories about BT Group PLC (NYSE:BT) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BT Group PLC earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.5876796055577 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

BT has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. ValuEngine cut BT Group PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of BT Group PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “sell” rating and issued a GBX 265 ($3.42) price target on shares of BT Group PLC in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of BT Group PLC from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 18th. Finally, Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 450 ($5.81) price objective on shares of BT Group PLC in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $339.22.

Shares of BT Group PLC (NYSE:BT) traded down 0.21% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $18.87. 472,532 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $19.69 and its 200 day moving average is $19.83. The firm has a market cap of $37.51 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.23 and a beta of 1.06. BT Group PLC has a 12-month low of $18.06 and a 12-month high of $26.34.

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