News articles about Sony (NYSE:SNE) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press 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 five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Sony earned a news sentiment score of 1.64 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave press coverage about the company an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Sony’s ranking:
SNE traded down $0.14 on Friday, reaching $56.11. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 419,687 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,566,298. The firm has a market cap of $70.90 billion, a PE ratio of 8.73, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 1.41. Sony has a 1 year low of $41.91 and a 1 year high of $61.02. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.17, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a current ratio of 0.83. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $54.43.
Several equities analysts recently commented on the company. Jefferies Financial Group upgraded Sony from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 15th. Macquarie upgraded Sony from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 23rd. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Sony from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 15th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $50.32.
Sony Company Profile
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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