Sony (NYSE:SNE) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Score of -2.80

Headlines about Sony (NYSE:SNE) have trended negative on Thursday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Sony earned a daily sentiment score of -2.80 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media coverage about the company an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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Several analysts have recently commented on SNE shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Sony from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 18th. Oppenheimer started coverage on shares of Sony in a report on Tuesday, March 17th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a price target for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $81.00.

Shares of SNE traded up $2.82 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $60.50. 1,465,373 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,439,198. The business has a fifty day moving average of $62.65 and a 200-day moving average of $63.65. The firm has a market capitalization of $71.29 billion, a PE ratio of 12.68 and a beta of 1.38. Sony has a 1-year low of $41.98 and a 1-year high of $73.86. The company has a current ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 0.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13.

Sony (NYSE:SNE) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 4th. The company reported $1.68 EPS for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $22.66 billion during the quarter. Sony had a return on equity of 14.29% and a net margin of 7.62%. As a group, equities research analysts expect that Sony will post 4.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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