Windstream (WIN) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

News stories about Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Windstream earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the technology company an impact score of 46.0376564145692 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

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

Several research firms have weighed in on WIN. ValuEngine cut shares of Windstream from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 10th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Windstream from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 23rd. Bank of America lowered their price objective on shares of Windstream from $7.50 to $4.50 and set an “underperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, August 13th. Cowen reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $8.00 price objective on shares of Windstream in a research report on Friday, August 10th. Finally, Citigroup cut shares of Windstream from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $2.25 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, July 18th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $4.98.

Shares of NASDAQ:WIN traded up $0.04 during trading on Monday, reaching $5.29. 23,699 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,215,497. The firm has a market capitalization of $225.43 million, a P/E ratio of -0.65 and a beta of -0.21. Windstream has a 1-year low of $3.03 and a 1-year high of $13.65. The company has a quick ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -7.40.

Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 9th. The technology company reported ($2.30) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($2.66) by $0.36. The company had revenue of $1.44 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.44 billion. Windstream had a negative net margin of 36.51% and a negative return on equity of 191.89%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($1.85) EPS. equities research analysts expect that Windstream will post -9.46 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

About Windstream

Windstream Holdings, Inc provides network communications and technology solutions in the United States. Its Consumer & Small Business segment offers services, including traditional local and long-distance voice services, and high-speed Internet services; and value-added services, such as security and online back-up.

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