Sony (SNE) Receives Media Impact Score of 1.33

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:

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.

Sony (NYSE:SNE) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April 26th. The company reported $0.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.43. The business had revenue of $2,127.50 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2,040.96 billion. Sony had a return on equity of 21.78% and a net margin of 10.54%. The business’s revenue was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $41.20 EPS. On average, research analysts forecast that Sony will post 3.97 earnings per share for the current year.

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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About Sony

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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