(SOHU) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media coverage about (NASDAQ:SOHU) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the information services provider an impact score of 46.5106412547563 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

SOHU has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. ValuEngine raised shares of from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. TheStreet raised shares of from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Deutsche Bank downgraded shares of from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $57.00 target price on the stock. in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $58.00. (SOHU) opened at $45.41 on Wednesday. has a one year low of $32.82 and a one year high of $70.86. (NASDAQ:SOHU) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The information services provider reported ($2.38) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($1.24) by ($1.14). had a negative return on equity of 21.72% and a negative net margin of 18.51%. The company had revenue of $516.10 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $493.47 million. During the same period last year, the company posted ($1.68) earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 25.7% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that will post -7.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About Inc (Sohu) is an online media, search and game service company, which is engaged in providing online products and services on personal computers (PCs) and mobile devices in the People’s Republic of China (the PRC). The Company operates through three segments: the Sohu segment; the Sogou segment, and the Changyou segment.

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