PLDT (PHI) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds

News headlines about PLDT (NYSE:PHI) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PLDT earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the technology company an impact score of 45.0094637098095 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of PLDT (NYSE:PHI) traded up $0.91 on Wednesday, hitting $29.81. The company had a trading volume of 156,219 shares, compared to its average volume of 94,837. The company has a quick ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 0.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.35. The stock has a market cap of $6,120.87, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.34, a P/E/G ratio of 0.77 and a beta of 0.94. PLDT has a twelve month low of $25.80 and a twelve month high of $38.54.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on PHI. Citigroup raised PLDT from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research lowered PLDT from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold”.

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PLDT Company Profile

PLDT, Inc, formerly Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), is a telecommunications service provider in the Philippines. The Company operates through three business segments: Wireless, Fixed Line and Others. The Company, through its business segments, offers a range of telecommunications services across the Philippines’ fiber optic backbone and wireless and fixed line networks.

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