Uniti Group (NASDAQ:UNIT) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Accern Reports

Media headlines about Uniti Group (NASDAQ:UNIT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Uniti Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.2740933718049 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Uniti Group (NASDAQ:UNIT) traded down $0.31 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $16.38. 1,544,347 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,500,000. The firm has a market cap of $2,870.00 and a PE ratio of -60.67. The company has a quick ratio of 0.03, a current ratio of 0.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -0.05. Uniti Group has a one year low of $13.81 and a one year high of $29.65.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 12th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th were paid a $0.60 dividend. This represents a $2.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 14.65%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 28th. Uniti Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -888.89%.

A number of research firms have commented on UNIT. ValuEngine raised shares of Uniti Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Cowen reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Uniti Group in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. BidaskClub raised shares of Uniti Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 30th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $32.00 target price on shares of Uniti Group in a research report on Monday, September 18th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Uniti Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Uniti Group presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $26.14.

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Uniti Group Company Profile

Uniti Group Inc, formerly Communications Sales & Leasing, Inc, is an internally managed real estate investment trust engaged in the acquisition and construction of infrastructure in the communications industry. The Company focuses on acquiring and constructing fiber optic broadband networks, wireless communications towers, copper and coaxial broadband networks and data centers.

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