Media stories about Sony (NYSE:SNE) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Sony earned a news sentiment score of 1.33 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned press coverage about the company an news buzz score of 7 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Sony’s analysis:
- Sony PlayStation nabs big chunk of S.F. building (feeds.bizjournals.com)
- Alfre Woodard Joins Kevin Hart In ‘Fatherhood’ Drama At Sony – Deadline (deadline.com)
- Don’t miss your chance to bag this 65-inch Sony 4K smart TV on the cheap – Digital Trends (digitaltrends.com)
- Sony says its unprofitable smartphone business is here to stay – TechSpot (techspot.com)
- Sony won’t sell off its mobile unit – TechRadar (techradar.com)
Shares of NYSE SNE opened at $48.34 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $61.09 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.52, a P/E/G ratio of 2.40 and a beta of 1.39. Sony has a 12-month low of $41.91 and a 12-month high of $61.02. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13, a quick ratio of 0.76 and a current ratio of 0.86.
Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine downgraded Sony from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Sony from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, March 1st. Jefferies Financial Group raised Sony from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 15th. CLSA reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Sony in a report on Friday, March 22nd. Finally, Macquarie raised Sony from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Sony has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $50.32.
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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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