Headlines about Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ:LMOS) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lumos Networks Corp. earned a daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.779312696414 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Shares of Lumos Networks Corp. (NASDAQ LMOS) traded down $0.01 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $17.97. 44,100 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 204,412. Lumos Networks Corp. has a one year low of $14.02 and a one year high of $17.99. The stock has a market cap of $429.79, a PE ratio of 256.71 and a beta of 0.74. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.76, a quick ratio of 1.36 and a current ratio of 0.65.
A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on LMOS shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Lumos Networks Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub lowered shares of Lumos Networks Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Lumos Networks Corp. currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $19.25.
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In other Lumos Networks Corp. news, insider Thomas E. Ferry sold 8,252 shares of Lumos Networks Corp. stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.94, for a total value of $148,040.88. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 50,383 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $903,871.02. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Company insiders own 8.70% of the company’s stock.
Lumos Networks Corp. Company Profile
Lumos Networks Corp. is a fiber-based bandwidth infrastructure and service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region with a network of long-haul fiber, metro Ethernet and Ethernet rings located primarily in Virginia and West Virginia, and portions of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Kentucky. The Company serves carrier, business and residential customers over its fiber network offering data, voice and Internet protocol (IP) services.
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